Khurd, near the Jhelum town of present-day Pakistan, was the ancestral village of the late film star Sunil Dutt. He was brought up by his uncle who was among the principal landholders there. Deeply attached to his village, Dutt’s uncle refused to leave when the army evacuated the Hindus from the village due to rising tensions in the area. But soon, the ensuing violence compelled Dutt’s uncle to shift the family to his friend Yakub’s home in an adjoining village. When their absence from Khurd was noticed, the attackers swooped in on Yakub’s residence. But, for Yakub and his brothers their guests were dearer to them than their own lives and they took out their guns, ready to protect the Dutts till their last breath.