Separated at India-Pakistan partition, brothers meet at Kartarpur after 74 years

The Kartarpur Corridor that connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to India has reunited the brothers

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, January 13

Seventy-four years is a long time. And for these two brothers, it was a moment they had been waiting for long.

They cried and hugged each other in the Kartarpur Corridor as they met after 74 years. The pictures and visuals showed the brothers and their family filled with joy. They reunited with the help of social media.

The video of the two brothers meeting each other after a gap of 74 years has gone viral. The brother--Muhammad Siddiq and Muhammad Habib aka Cheela-- were separated at the time of partition in 1947.

Muhammad Siddiq is a resident of Pakistan's Faislabad, while Muhammad Habib is a resident of India's Punjab.

The two planned a meeting at Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan, on Tuesday after their relatives traced each other over social media.

Mohammad Siqqique was a kid when India was partitioned in 1947. His family got split. His elder brother Habib alias Shela grew on the Indian side of the partition line. Now 74 years later, the Kartarpur Corridor that connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan to India has reunited the brothers.

Reports say Siddique lives in Pakistan’s Faislabad. Shela is his elder brother and lives in the Indian side of Punjab. The two brothers have hailed the Kartarpur Corridor initiative that helped them reunite.

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