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Missing #1: Nanak Singh | 101 Heartland

He went missing at age 7. 32 years later, he is still missing.

They say no parent should ever have to bury their child. But Nanak’s parents don't even have a hope for closure. The misery of having a missing child is tripled, when you get so close to getting him back, but don’t, because of something as simple as a typo in the name!

Nanak Singh went missing when playing in his father's fields. Was he kidnapped and taken across the border, or did he just accidentally stray across? The real tragedy is the fact that a bureaucratic error prevented him from being reunited with his loved ones.

Outside the metros and beyond the urban jungle live the sons and daughters of India’s heartland. This series tells their stories. 101 Heartland celebrates both unique communities and individual tales of hope, struggle, and reform. From the village of bouncers just outside Delhi to the fascinating story of Ram Kumar Tyagi, once a wanted man but now a coach for aspiring female wrestlers, 101 Heartland tells stories for the heart, from the heartland.