Two brothers separated during the partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947, met each other after 74 years at Kartarpur Gurudrawa of Pakistan on Tuesday.
The video of their union that was arranged by relatives and maybe even activists, has been shared on Twitter by Pakistani media, and it's being liked and commented upon by people from both countries.
On the Indian side an independent journalist ravinder Singh Robin shared the video of their reunion:
As per the ARY News of Pakistan, the 80-year old Muhammad Siddique, a resident of Pakistan’s Faisalabad, met with his elder brother identified as Habib aka Shela who arrived at Kartarpur from the Phullanwal area of Punjab.
Siddique is seen being escorted by a young man while his brother, apparently a Sikh accompanied by relatives is walking towards him from the other side. Siddique suddenly quips, “I can see Baba; have recognized him.”
Both the brothers hugged each other amidst sobbing. Habib is seen passing on his walking stick to someone and saying that he doesn’t need it now. Both brothers burst into tears of joy when they reunited after 74 years. They embraced each other and recalled their memories. One of the relatives accompanying Siddique is heard saying that it took two years to arrange their meeting. They have managed to meet each other after 74 years.
According to Pakistan media reports, during the meeting, Habib lauded the initiative of Kartarpur, saying that the corridor became a source of their reuniting, adding that the corridor will also help reunite other separated families as well.
He told his younger brother that they will continue meeting through the corridor
The Kartarpur corridor enables Indian to visit the revered Gurudwara in Pakistan without a visa. Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak Dev spent the last years of his life in Kartarpur.