90-Year-Old Woman From Pune Reaches Her Ancestral Home In Pakistan After 75 Years

90-Year-Old Woman From Pune Reaches Her Ancestral Home In Pakistan After 75 Years
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Pune, 21st July 2022: Reena Verma Chhibber, who migrated to Pune along with her family when she was just a 14-year-old girl during the partition of India has now reached her birthplace after 75 years at the age of 90.

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Reena was born in Rawalpindi. Her house was on Devi College Road. She got her education from the Modern School there.


She entered Pakistan via Attari. The Government of Pakistan has given Reena a three-month visa as a goodwill gesture. Reena has tried many times to go there and had applied for a visa from the Pakistan High Commission several times. But for years she could not get permission. She had made a similar application in 1965 but was not successful.


Reena had once again expressed her desire to go to her ancestral home by uploading a post some time back. Her post was seen by Pakistani national Sajjad Haider who contacted Reena. Reena got in touch with Pakistan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani who helped her in the visa process.


At present, after 75 years, when Reena Verma reached her old house on Wednesday, July 20, on her arrival, her neighbors gave her a warm welcome by showering flowers on her. They welcomed her by playing drums. Reena also danced with people to the beat of drums. She spent time in her house where a Muslim family from Ludhiana now resides after they migrated from Punjab during the partition.


While reminiscing her childhood memories with her parents and five siblings, she said, “I am very happy to see that the house is intact.”