They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, but is it true even after 35 years?
Yesterday there was an article on BBC about a man named Kashmir Singh who was released from a Pakistani jail after 35 years and reunited with his wife and children in India. It was a Human Rights Minister in Pakistan named Ansar Burney, who worked for his pardon after Mr. Singh was convicted of espionage in 1973 and was lost in the red tape of the prison system. But no, this is not a political story. It’s a love story. His wife, Paramjit Kaur, struggled alone to raise their three children as a single parent. Below is an excerpt from the article:
“Referring to his spouse using the honorific, ‘begum’, Mr Singh said that when he last saw her she was a pretty young woman. ‘She is still beautiful but has grown old now,’ he laughed admitting that he remembered very little about his three children. He said it was his memory of his wife that kept his hopes alive through the 35 years of solitary confinement. ”
True love & respect doesn’t need roses and diamond rings; this is as good as it gets.
Mrs. Kaur waiting to see her husband after 35 years.
The couple reunited.
Reading the full story was extremely touching. You can read more at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7277718.stm