About Sukhdev Dhaba : In November 1984, as anti-Sikh Genocide in Delhi after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a dhaba on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway transformed itself into a langar or community kitchen. It was a typical Sikh ‘sewa’ and anyone could have a free meal here. Hundreds of desperate families fleeing Delhi took a break here without being asked questions.
According to Owners, These days we are flooded with NRI customers but back in the day, Dhaba catered mostly to truck drivers and passengers in buses coming from Punjab,” he says, adding, “That scene reminded my father Prakash Singh about how we had migrated to Sujjo village in Punjab’s Nawanshahar district from Pakistan during Partition. It was a long journey from there to this non-descript village of Haryana. My father was so shocked after hearing stories of victims from Delhi that he turned his dhaba into a community kitchen for seven days.