A woman who was separated from her family during the partition of the Indian subcontinent met her Sikh brothers at Kartarpur, reports Dawn.

In 1947, Mumtaz Bibi was an infant who was lying on the dead body of her mother who was killed by violent mobs. Muhammad Iqbal and his wife, Allah Rakhi, adopted Mumtaz Bibi during the time of partition and raised her as their own daughter.

Iqbal and his wife did not tell Mumtaz that she was not their daughter. Two years ago, Iqbal’s health suddenly deteriorated and he told Mumtaz that she was not his real daughter and that her real family was Sikh.


After Iqbal’s death, Mumtaz and her son Shahbaz started searching for her family through social media. They knew the name of Mumtaz’s real father and the village (Sidrana) in Patiala district of Indian Punjab where they settled after being forced to leave their native home.

The families once lost through violence got connected through social media. Mumtaz, along with her other family members, reached Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur and met her lost brothers after 75 years. Mumtaz’s brothers Sardar Gurumeet Singh, Sardar Narendra Singh, and Sardar Amrinder Singh, accompanied by family members, also reached Kartarpur to meet their lost sister.