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Amarinder meets colleague after 53 yrs, turns nostalgic

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh’s joy knew no bounds when he met his colleague, ex-serviceman Balbir Singh of Machhiwara, after 53 years at ‘Halke Vich Captain’ in Samrala on Saturday.

punjab Updated: Sep 11, 2016 12:12 IST
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Capt Amarinder Singh meeting his ex-colleague Balbir Singh after 53 years at Samrala near Ludhiana on Saturday.
Capt Amarinder Singh meeting his ex-colleague Balbir Singh after 53 years at Samrala near Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh’s joy knew no bounds when he met his colleague, ex-serviceman Balbir Singh of Machhiwara, after 53 years at ‘Halke Vich Captain’ in Samrala on Saturday.

Balbir who retired from the 2 Sikh, served in Amarinder’s platoon in 1963. When his name was called for asking a question to Amarinder during the question-answer session, Balbir said, he only desired to meet Captain, and his wish has been fulfilled.

Taken by surprise, Amarinder called Balbir, who was sitting in the audience, to come to the front row from where he was taken to the stage. The former CM asked for the chair and made Balbir sit along with him.

“It is indeed a moment of great joy for me to meet a colleague after 53 years and that too in the best of his health,” said the state Congress chief.

When Amarinder asked Bablir if he could do anything for him, he replied: “I only pray that Captain becomes the chief minister again. It will be in the interest of Punjab and ex-servicemen.”