Krishan Kumar Khanna was born in Pakistan, however post partition his life changed completely. The children he fondly played with were classified as ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ and separated from each other. Krishan also had to leave, not out of choice, but by force. Sectarian violence erupted allover the country, and Krishan’s heart saddened leaving his home behind.
7 Decades later, 92 years old, Krishan returned to Pakistan:
“Before I die, I want to go back to where I was born.”
Krishan was determined to show the world that peace loving people live on either side of the border, despite what religion or caste they belong to. Krishan had motivating and powerful words to share with kids in Lahore.
“The nations don’t dislike each other, only the governments do”
Krishan is an ambassador of peace and has taught us tolerance. History divided us, but fighting 70 years on something that happened ages ago seems futile to Krishan. He believes all religions can live together peacefully, because he had witnessed it 70 years ago.
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