Sultanpur Lodhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s visit to the holy town of Sultanpur Lodhi on Sunday gave him a pleasant surprise, when he was greeted by a Bihari speaking Sikh amidst the crowd.
The Bihar based native turned Sikh was Bhushan Paswan (43), a teacher from Nawa Nankana Charitable School in Sultanpur Lodh in Kapurthala district. A class X pass out, he belonged to Nalanda district of Bihar, Bhushan was now settled in Sultanpur Lodhi for the last over 14 years.
Bhushan not only greeted and met the Bihar CM but also got a chance to get posed with him. He not only waved at Nitish Kumar but also shared that he visited his home in Nalanda district. “Nitish ji, was curious to know, if I visit Bihar now.
I informed, not only I visit home, my relatives were all settled in Bihar only”, he said with a big smile.
Seeing me wearing a turban and speaking with Bihari accent, Nitish Kumar hurriedly came back and met me. While I was short of words, Nitish Kumar was elated to see a Bihari turned Sikh in this holy town”, he said.
Talking to Daily Post, Bhushan Paswan said that he reached Sultanpur Lodhi as one among many Bihari migrants in search of livelihood. “I used to be a drunkard. Apart from working as a labourer, I also worked as a Rickshaw puller”, he said.
Bhushan came to the Sultanpur Lodhi on December 15, 2005 and he adopted Sikhism in the year 2008.
Sharing his transformation, he said, “All thanks to Baba Seechewal, who changed my life with his blessings.”
He said that one fine day, he met Baba Seechewal near Kali Bein, where he was roaming as a drunkard. “I was lost in my thoughts, when Baba Seechewal asked me if I would love to work. In return, I informed him that I was a drunkard and hardly worked. Baba Seechewal blessed me and asked if I would love to teach poor children in a school. Though, I did not reply but till the time I could reach home, my life has changed!” he said.
The proud Sikh said, “I don’t know what happened within those few minutes but I was a changed man. Rest is history.” Bhushan said that not only he completed his further education in Sultanpur Lodhi, he took to Sikhism in 2008.
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