The reunion happened in Abu Dhabi.
“I boarded a train to Kolkata. From Kolkata I went to Bangladesh, which was then part of Pakistan. Later I went to Karachi. However, I returned home after 18 years in 1968,” Sarkar said. His family set up a grocery shop for him but he ventured out again after nine months and never returned.
“I never thought I would see my brother and sister in this lifetime. I have waited for this moment for so long and now I do not want to leave them and go to Pakistan,” Sarkar said.