The 1947 partition of India resulted in the creation of a whole new country, Pakistan. What got left behind were countless memories, belongings and families. You will be surprised to know that Ammy Virk’s ancestors used to live in present-day Pakistan and their ancestral Haveli is still standing strong.
Ammy Virk’s ancestors used to live in the village of Sheikhupura in Punjab, Pakistan. Their old Haveli is still in the village, almost in the same condition as it was left in. It is spread across an area of 1 acre and is built in a very unique yet grand architecture style.
A man still resides in the Haveli. He is a descendant of the owners of the Haveli and is living in the historically significant building from the day he moved to Pakistan from India. Interestingly, the man has occupied only a small portion of the house and has left everything untouched, undisturbed, in the same condition.
On being asked why he hasn’t tried to renovate the Haveli or occupy it, he said that he wants to preserve it the way it is. He doesn’t want to touch the ‘Virsa’, the bloodline, the history that the building carries. It is a historically significant structure and its value will always be preserved.
The full video of the Haveli tour was uploaded through a tweet. Ammy Virk himself commented on the video and thanked the channel, Urdu Point, for coming up with the beautiful video.