Long-lost cousins reunite after 76 years in Kartarpur

Wednesday 25th October 2023 06:44 EDT

Two cousins, separated during the partition 76 years ago, were reunited at the landmark Kartarpur Corridor, in an emotional meeting made possible through social media, a Pakistani official said. Mohammad Ismaeel and his sister Surinder Kaur, both in their 80s, reached Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur from their respective cities in Pakistan and India and had an emotional reunion on Sunday. An official of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) said that the administration of Kartarpur Sahib facilitated the reunion of the cousins and offered sweets and langar to them. The families of Ismaeel and Kaur were living in Shahkot town of Jalandhar district before the partition when the riots separated them. A Pakistani Punjabi YouTube channel posted the story of Ismaeel, following which one Sardar Mission Singh from Australia contacted him and informed him about his missing family members in India.

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