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Today, 72 years of wait is turning into reality: Sidhu on Kartarpur Corridor

File photo of Navjot Singh Sidhu. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 29, 2018, 05.10 PM (IST)

Navjot Singh Sidhu returned to India from the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor and said, '' Today, 72 years of wait is turning into reality and there will be a positive start in the name of Baba Nanak. I always wished for the opening of Ferozpur and Amritsar border, and that dream is coming true because of the miracle of Baba Nanak.''

Sidhu also tweeted, ''As a pilgrim embarks upon the journey, she/he becomes a better human, a better friend and a better neighbour. For 71 years, Crores have prayed to make this pilgrimage to the Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib. Today, at Kartarpur Sahib to thank Baba Nanak for his blessings upon us all!''

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur - the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder Guru Nanak Dev - to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district.

Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. It was established by the Sikh Guru in 1522. The first gurdwara, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, was built here, where Guru Nanak Dev is said to have died.

The Kartarpur Corridor, which will facilitate the visa-free travel of Sikh pilgrims on both sides, is expected to be completed within six months.

During his speech in Pakistan, Sidhu also said that both the nations should seek a path of brotherhood and live in harmony without any fear with the blessing of Guru Nanak Dev, Also adding that if the borders between both countries opened, it would be possible to transport goods to different parts of Pakistan and even others countries.