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Dalbir Kaur, sister of martyr Sarabjit Singh, passes away

Dalbir Kaur's brother Sarabjit Singh was convicted by a Pakistani court for terrorism and espionage. He was sentenced to death in 1991. However, later in 2008, the Pakistan government had indefinitely stayed the execution of Sarabjit.

Poorva Joshi Edited by: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 New Delhi Updated on: June 26, 2022 14:07 IST
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Dalbir Kaur, sister of martyr Sarabjit Singh, passes away

Highlights

  • Dalbir Kaur, sister of Indian national and martyr Sarabjit Singh passed away on Sunday
  • She had complained of chest pain on Saturday night.
  • She was taken to a hospital from Bhikiwind, where she later died.

Dalbir Kaur, sister of Indian national and martyr Sarabjit Singh passed away on Sunday. As per reports, Kaur had complained of chest pain on Saturday night, after which was taken to a hospital from Bhikiwind, where she later died. Her last rites will take place at 1 pm today.

Dalbir Kaur's brother Sarabjit Singh was convicted by a Pakistani court for terrorism and espionage. He was sentenced to death in 1991. However, later in 2008, the Pakistan government had indefinitely stayed the execution of Sarabjit. 

Kaur had made a lot of efforts to get her brother out of jail and fought a long struggle from India to Pakistan. Despite so, Sarabjit was killed in April 2013, after prisoners attacked him in Lahore jail.

Poonam, daughter of Sarabjit Singh, said that Dalbir was already suffering from lung infection for the past one year. The moment she was admitted in the hospital the doctors described her condition as critical and she was shifted to the ICU, where after a few minutes she was put on a ventilator. Poonam said that Dalbir Kaur was declared dead by the hospital after a few hours.

Dalbir Kaur had also visited the Kot Lakhpat Rai Jail in Lahore twice along with her family members, including two daughters and wife of Sarbjit Singh, to enquire about his well being. The life of Sarabjit Singh was also subject of a biopic which was released in 2016.

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