Actor Sunil Dutt had as soon as spoken about how during the Partition, his family was saved by his father’s Muslim pal, Yakub. In an previous interview, Sunil had recalled how the man who stayed a couple of kilometres away from their village in Khurd in Pakistan’s Punjab, helped them escape to India. Sunil was born in Pakistan and got here to India when he was 18.

In the interview, Sunil recalled how he later travelled to his village many a long time later and was given a heat welcome by the individuals. He additionally spoke about how individuals got here to meet him and large banners had been hung with his identify. Sunil recalled he was proven the fields and informed that it belonged to him.

In an interview with Rediff in 2005, Sunil recalled, “There had been tv channels (current). The villagers had been requested why they had been giving me a lot affection. They replied, ‘It shouldn’t be due to him. It is due to his forefathers who lived right here and gave us a lot respect. They had been positive individuals and revered our faith. They had been landlords. There is a dargah on the outskirts of our village. When they (Sunil Dutt’s forefathers) neared the dargah, they might alight from their horses, stroll on foot until they went previous the dargah, after which get again on their horses. They gave us a lot respect. Why would not we respect them?'”

“My father died once I was simply 5. We lived within the village with none drawback. There had been extra Muslims than Hindus there. During Partition, my whole family was saved by a Muslim. His identify was Yakub — a pal of my father’s who lived a mile-and-a-half away from our village. He helped us escape to the principle metropolis, Jhelum. I left Pakistan after my matriculation. I by no means had the possibility to go to Lahore. I visited Karachi once I was invited to attend Benazir Bhutto’s marriage. I was very eager that my spouse (Nargis, who handed away in May 1981) must also see my village, how we went to college,” he additionally added.

Sunil married Nargis in 1958. They grew to become mother and father to three children–actor Sanjay Dutt and politician Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt. He featured in lots of movies corresponding to Mother India (1957), Sadhna (1958), Sujata (1960), Padosan (1968), Reshma Aur Shera (1971), Umar Qaid (1975), Jaani Dushman (1979), Rocky (1981), Dharamyudh (1988), Parampara (1993), and Munna Bhai MBBS (2003) amongst many others.

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