Jalandhar: Amarjit Singh, a Sikh from Jalandhar, Punjab. A moving incident happened when he met his younger sister Kulsoom Akhtar who was separated during the partition of India-Pakistan 75 years ago.
Only Amarjith and his sister were lost in India during the partition of India and Pakistan. His Muslim parents had gone to Pakistan. In an interview with Pakistan’s Express Tribune, Kulsoom said, “In 1947, my father and mother moved to a suburb in Jalandhar. I came to know that only my brother and sister were lost in India. My mother used to cry about them from time to time. I never thought I would meet my sister and brother again.” .
However a few years ago my father’s friend came to Pakistan from India. Then the mother told him about her missing children and in which village they were. Dad’s friend Sardar Dara Singh went back to the village and looked for people in Padwan village with the identity that mother had told him. Fortunately, both were available.
My brother (Amarjit) was adopted by a Sikh family in 1947. He is named Amarjit Singh. After that I talked to my brother on WhatsApp. Despite severe spinal pain, I came to Kartapur to meet my brother. The meeting was emotional,” he said.
Amarjit’s real parents were Muslims; At first it was hard to believe that they were in Pakistan. Then he reassured himself and believed. Amarjit has three brothers. Now he has met sister Kulsoom in person. A brother died in Germany. Amarjit said that he is interested in meeting others.