Separated at Partition, Families of Two Brothers Meet Thanks to Social Media
Social media brought together two families that were separated during the Partition in 1947. The families of the two brothers who were separated met at Kartarpur Corridor for an emotional reunion. The older brother passed away a few years ago but his family managed to find the younger brother through social media.
Gurdev Singh and Daya Singh used to live in Gomla village in Mahendragarh district, Haryana, before the partition, with their late father’s friend Karim Bakhsh. At the time of partition, Bakhsh moved to Pakistan with the older brother Gurdev Singh and left the younger brother Daya Singh in Haryana.
Bakhsh reached Pakistan and moved to Jhang district of Punjab province which is about 200 kms from Lahore. He gave Singh a new Muslim name, Ghulam Muhammad. A few years ago, Ghulam Muhammad passed away, but his son Muhammad Sharif used social media to locate his uncle, Daya Singh. Six months ago, he was successful.
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