Back on track

It was a different kind of celebration for Sandeep Singh when he boarded the Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express from Chandigarh, 12 years after he was accidentally shot by a sub-inspector on this very train. 

By Bharati K. Dubey
  • Published 13.07.18
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Sandeep Singh accompanied by Diljit Dosanjh (right) before boarding the Shatabdi Express 

It was a different kind of celebration for Sandeep Singh when he boarded the Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express from Chandigarh, 12 years after he was accidentally shot by a sub-inspector on this very train. 

Sandeep was on his way to join the national team, which was travelling for the World Cup in Germany in 2006.

Twelve years later, Sandeep has finally overcome his fear of travelling in trains after the episode that changed his life.

Actor Diljit Dosanjh joined Sandeep on this overwhelming journey along with brother, Bikramjeet Singh. It was quite an emotional ride for Bikram as well who was left in tears while Sandeep relived moments from his past once again. Bikram had dropped Sandeep at the station that day, and he was the one who had received the news of his brother’s accident a few hours later.

This entire incident has been portrayed by Diljit in the film Soorma which releases  in theatres today.