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The Story of Gadar: Ek Prem Katha

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha tells the tale of Tara Singh, a Sikh truck driver, who falls in love with Sakina, a Muslim girl from Pakistan.

Boota Singh: The Real Hero:

Boota Singh was a Sikh ex-soldier of the British Army who fought in World War II under Lord Mountbatten's command. During the Partition, he rescued a Muslim girl named Zainab during the communal riots. They fell in love, got married, and had two daughters.

Separation and Desperation:

After the Partition, the Indian and Pakistani governments decided to return women who were separated from their families. Zainab, being a Muslim, was sent to Pakistan with her elder daughter. Boota Singh tried to get his wife and child back but was unsuccessful. In a desperate attempt, he converted to Islam and illegally crossed the border into Pakistan.

Rejection and Tragedy:

Upon reaching Pakistan, Boota Singh faced rejection from Zainab's family, who beat him and handed him over to the authorities. Zainab refused to go back with him and even requested the court to take away their younger daughter. Devastated by his loss and unable to bear the pain, Boota Singh took his own life by jumping in front of a train.

Legacy and Influence:

Boota Singh's tragic love story has been widely adapted in films and books on both sides of the border. Boota Singh's story influenced other films, such as Partition (2007) and Veer Zaara (2004).

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