|Kanak Dixit (in blue) collecting mud for Barkat Singh|
I met Kanak Dixit, a man with many feathers in his cap, in Islamabad where he is on the last leg of his "The Great Nepal-India-Pakistan Spinal Beetle Drive".
|The Beetle parked at the Wagah Border|
When Dixit reached Amritsar yesterday his heart sank -- he had left all passports (also his wife's and son's who are travelling with him) at a roadside restaurant in Jalandhar. He took a U-turn and sped back to Jalandhar lucky to find his passports safe with the owner, Pahalwan Barkat Singh.
When 96-year-old Barkat Singh heard about Dixit's trip to Pakistan he told Dixit that he longed to hold mud from his village in Sialkot. Dixit took a detour and headed towards Sialkot to collect mud for the old Sardarji. The mud will now be delivered by Dixit's co-travellers on their return journey to Nepal.
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That's very nice... I would like to bring even a brick back from my dad's birth place in India not far from Jullundar, but i have no intentions of jumping thru hoops to get a visa to visit India and i'm sure its the same for many people on the other side.ReplyDelete
Vesey if we all started to do that half of Pakistan's mitti would be in India and vice versa!
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