Lahore, Pakistan: Chacha Pakistani, the man who come rain or shine would reach the Wagah Border for the flag ceremony, passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday.
His real name was Mehar Din. He was born in 1922 and was unmarried. While his brothers migrated to Pakistan at the time of its creation, Chacha came here post partition.
Chacha was unmarried and lived with his nephews.
Chacha Pakistani went to the border everyday adorned in his kurta made out of a flag of Pakistan.
Chacha Pakistani’s nephew told The Express Tribune that ”Ever since we were born, we have seen him go there [Wagah Border] routinely. He loved military rule and disliked democratic governments.”
The cause of his death is not known yet as his family did not have money to take him to a hospital.
Chacha’s will be laid to rest today at his hometown Chandrai, a village in Punjab, where he will be wrapped in his beloved green and white flag.