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Families reunite after 74 years at Kartarpur

The reunited relatives had heart-to-heart chat and shared with each other their stories and memories of their late elders.

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Islamabad: Family separated during the partition in 1947 met at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur for the first time.

The family reunited at Kartarpur corridor on Friday, after 74 as they came to know about each other through a Punjabi news channel, reports Dawn.

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Shahid Rafiq Mithu, a resident of Mananawala in Nankana district in Pakistan, reached Kartarpur with 40 members of his family, while Sono Mithu, a resident of Shahpur Dogran, a village in Ajnala tehsil of Amritsar, Punjab arrived at the Gurdwara via Kartarpur Corridor with eight members of his family to meet the former.

Mithu said elderly Iqbal Masih had migrated to Pakistan with his family during the Partition in 1947, while his (Iqbal’s) brother Inayat got lost during the partition.

“Around a year ago my interview was aired by a Punjabi news channel in which I talked about the separation of our elders during the Partition, which was watched by our relatives in Indian Punjab, who contacted us and we planned reunion at Kartarpur,” Shahid Mithu said, reports Dawn.

‘I am very happy after meeting Shahid Rafiq Mithu and 35 other relatives at Kartarpur,” Sono Mithu said.

The reunited relatives had heart-to-heart chat and shared with each other their stories and memories of their late elders.

The Kartarpur administration, on the occasion, served sweets to both families. According to the report, the family members later visited different parts of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib and had lunch together at the Baba Guru Nanak Langar Hall. 

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