What happens when you learn about some unknown chapters of your family history, which remained hidden throughout the passage of time? A similar revelation followed by a barrage of emotions that overwhelmed Indian origin British TV host Anita Rani, on BBC’s show Who do you think you are? where celebrities trace their lineage.

Source: Channel4

Anita came to know about the killing of her maternal grandfather’s first wife in the violence that swept the subcontinent during India-Pakistan partition in 1947. The fact that her grandfather Sant Singh was caught up in the conflict and that his first wife Pritam Kaur died by falling in a well was a huge shock for Ms Rani, but what came next reduced the Strictly Come Dancing star to tears, reports Nerve.in .

Anita was struck by the reality that her grandfather had a 7-year-old daughter with his first wife, and that this daughter was also killed in the brutal bloodshed at such a tender age. She said, “Nobody in my family talks about the daughter. Nobody knows this. I don’t know what I am going to do but this has changed me.”

Source: BBC

Anita Rani who kicked off her media career at the age of 14, belongs to a Sikh family, who lived in a part of Punjab which now is a part of Pakistan.