12 Sep, 2019

Who doesn't love a good reunion story? That's why we're hoping this one pans out.

Indian historian and author, Aanchal Malhotra took to Twitter to share one of her student's story, about her grandmother and her long lost friend, who went their separate ways during partition and split a pair of gold earrings between them "as a symbol of their everlasting friendship".

"Her paternal grandmother, Kiran Bala Marwah, five years old in 1947, and her friend, Noori Rahman, six years old, both hailed from the same neighbourhood in Poonch district, Jammu and Kashmir state. During Partition, Noori’s family decided to migrate to Pakistan, and Kiran and Noori divided a pair of gold earrings between them," she wrote.

"Seven decades later, when Nupur asked her grandmother about the Partition for a school project, Kiran Marwah took out the sole earring from her cupboard and ceremoniously bequeathed it to her. She had held on to it all these years with the hope that the pair might some day be united."

"With tears in her eyes, she confessed that her long lost friend had also inspired her granddaughter’s name, Nupur. ‘I then knew why she used to call me Noori from time to time,’ she wrote in the note. This is not the pair Kiran and Noori's earrings, I am yet to see them. I dream of the pair from time to time, and yet the story remains ever clear."

Malhotra called for Pakistani Twitter to help reunite the earrings and the female friends:

"Those reading this thread from across the border, if you have heard this story in your family and your grandmother Noori also has one part of a pair of earrings, then do get in touch. If only in the final years of their lives, Kiran and Noori should be reunited once again."

Do your magic, social media.

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Nudrat Sep 12, 2019 01:17pm
let us know if they met pls
M. Saeed Sep 12, 2019 01:24pm
The story of Noori's reminder ear ring must be present somewhere even if Noori is no more. If only some one on social media knows the story.
Asiya andrabi Sep 12, 2019 01:51pm
Best wishes to them
An Indian Sep 12, 2019 01:51pm
The Muslim neighbours of my grand parents helped them to escape during partition .15 years back , my grandmom went straight to Dhaka to search them but couldn't find. Alas, social media was not so powerful 15 years back.
rajkumar Sep 12, 2019 03:22pm
pls help them in finding their friends.
Imran Lakhani Sep 12, 2019 03:51pm
Praying for reunion of this beautiful friendship. Noori is not very common name and am sure they should be able to find her. I've known a lady by the name NOORI, who lives in Karachi's Gulshan Iqbal no 10 area at Rashid Minhas Rd. Her colony name is Evershine. I'll definitely look further into this. This may be same lady the search is on for!
Imran Lakhani Sep 12, 2019 04:01pm
Futhermore, NOORI aunty that I know has fair color looks from Northern Punjab or Kashmir side... The Evershine has a FB page as well namely "Evershine Square"
Himanshu Sirohi Sep 12, 2019 04:13pm
So emotional
Rosebell Lal Sep 12, 2019 05:09pm
People went through atrocious times of pain and suffering.
ANTONIO DE SA Sep 12, 2019 05:40pm
A very touching story...... hope against hope that somehow they could meet soon.....
Youknowehat Sep 12, 2019 07:45pm
A lot was lost not just ear rings
Rush Sahota Sep 12, 2019 09:28pm
Good luck to them!
saira Sep 12, 2019 10:54pm
This gave me goosebumps! I hope they find each other!
A Sep 12, 2019 11:15pm
The story of that house in Dalhousie called Kehkashan is very moving as well. Former VC of Punjab University owned that house up until 1947, when it was sold to one Baba Surinder Pal Singh Bedi, a 15 generation descendant of Guru Nanak.
Bhaijan Sep 13, 2019 03:59am
There are thousands of such true stories, the big ones should realize pain of Noori & Kiran. It’s impossible to reunite them, but if better relations prevails between the divided nations. That can keep Noori & Kiran happy.. Politics and religion if kept at distance it’s okay, the mixture of politics + religion is a deadly toxic thing.
Dabu Sep 13, 2019 10:03pm
What a heart breaking, painful story. It brought tears to my eyes