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Lahore Professor Gets Lost Piece Of Home From India, Lost During Partition

Palwinder Singh, gifted Prof Amin Chohan a door from Batala, which had traveled through cities to finally reach Lahore

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Apr 14, 2024 14:11 IST
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The Partition of India in 1947 caused immense displacement, compelling people to abandon their beloved possessions as they relocated to unfamiliar places. Despite the hardships, some individuals experienced heartwarming reunions with fragments of their past. One such story is that of Prof Amin Chohan from Lahore, who was unexpectedly reunited with a cherished memento from his former home in India.

A door, emblematic of home and cherished memories, embarked on a remarkable journey from Batala to Mumbai, then Dubai, Karachi, and ultimately to Lahore, where it found its place with Prof Amin Chohan. Laden with a tapestry of memories and history, this door was gifted to Prof Chohan by his friend from India, Palwinder Singh. It stands as a poignant symbol of shared heritage and enduring friendship, transcending the barriers and wounds of partition.

Singh bestowed upon him the door of his father’s residence in Ghoman Pind, Batala. This heartfelt exchange was captured on video, resonating deeply with viewers and quickly spreading across social media platforms.

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As Prof Chohan carefully unwrapped the door, his eyes brimmed with tears at the sight of the weathered wood, laden with memories and history. This door had traversed a vast journey, from Batala to Mumbai, then Dubai, Karachi, and finally finding its way to Lahore, where Prof. Chohan now resides. It served as a tangible reminder of the enduring connections that bind people across borders, transcending the divisions inflicted by partition.

The video, posted by Instagram user Saad Zahid, is bound to stir deep emotions within you.

In an era of growing global connectivity, stories such as Prof Chohan’s and his cherished door underscore the significance of safeguarding cultural connections and collective narratives.

First published on: Apr 14, 2024 01:52 PM IST

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