The Kartarpur Corridor has brought together two friends separated after India was divided into two countries, Dawn has reported.

Sardar Gopal Singh from India who is now 94 and Muhammad Bashir from Pakistan who is now 91 got separated in 1947. They both hugged each other when they met almost after six decades.

Sardar Gopal Singh came to Kartarpur to perform religious rites at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib and Bashir visited Kartarpur as a visitor.


Gopal Singh, while recalling old memories, said that both of them were young at the time of partition. Bashir, who is from Narowal, said that even before partition, Gopal and he used to visit Baba Guru Nanak’s Gurdwara.

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People on social media have expressed their love for both Gopal and Bashir.

The Kartarpur Corridor, which links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district, reopened in November. The pilgrimage to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara was suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.