Sikh Woman Lost During Partition Reunites With Long-Lost Brothers At Kartarpur

Sikh Woman Lost During Partition Reunites With Long-Lost Brothers At Kartarpur
A Sikh woman, Mumtaz Bibi, who was separated from her family after her mother died during the Partition in 1947, was reunited with her long-lost brothers at Kartarpur after 75 years.

During Partition, Mumtaz Bibi was found as an infant lying on top of her mother's dead body, and was taken in by Muhammad Iqbal and his wife Allah Rakhi.

The couple named her Mumtaz Bibi and raised her as their own daughter, never telling her that she was actually adopted. Following the Partition, they resided in the village of Varika Tian in the Sheikhupura district.

Two years ago, Muhammad Iqbal's health started to deteriorate, and he decided to disclose the truth to Mumtaz, telling her that she was not his biological daughter, and that she was actually Sikh.

After Iqbal's death, Mumtaz, with the help of her son Shahbaz, began the process of trying to track down her family through social media, as Iqbal had told them the name of Mumtaz's real father.

They also knew that her biological family had settled in the village of Pidrana in the Patiala district of Indian Punjab, after they had been forced to leave their native home in 1947.

Through luck and sheer will, the two families were able to get connected on social media, and begin an attempt at reconciliation.

The two families met in Kartarpur, at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib. Mumtaz's brothers, Sardar Gurumeet Singh, Sardar Narendra Singh and Sardar Amrinder Singh, were accompanied by other family members as well. Mumtaz too, took her family members and reached Kartarpur.

In what became a very wholesome moment, the siblings reunited and met each other for the first time in 75 years.