Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Manmohan Singh

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met former prime minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor and praised the latter for his humility.

Talking to reporters as he addressed Manmohan Singh who was sitting beside him, Shah Mehmood Qureshi recalled the time he met the former PM of India.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in the video, said it was in the 90s when he visited Manmohan Singh's house. He was offered tea that Singh's wife made then. Manmohan Singh then came back with the cup of tea in his hand and offered Qureshi the tea himself.
"I visited your house. Begum sahiba ne chai banai, Manmohan Singh sahib khud apne haath se lekar aye (Your wife made tea and Manmohan Singh himself brought the tea). And I came back and I narrated this story to the people. I said what a big man," Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in the video.

Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur were part of the Indian delegation to offer prayers at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur after the much-awaited corridor was opened on Saturday.

The Kartarpur Corridor facilitating Indian pilgrims to visit one of Sikhism's holiest shrines in Pakistani town of Narowal was thrown open by Prime Minister Imran Khan amid fanfare and presence of several thousands Sikhs on Saturday.

Over 562 Indian pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan to offer prayers at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur after the corridor opened.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Union ministers Hardeep Puri and Som Prakash were part of the delegation to visit the inaugural ceremony.

Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and daughter-in-law and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal were also part of the delegation led by Akal Takht Jathedar Harpreet Singh.

Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan for appreciating India's sentiment on the issue of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.

"I thank Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi. He understood India's feelings on the Kartarpur corridor issue, gave respect (to it) and, worked keeping in view those feelings," PM Narendra Modi told a gathering at the BSF camp in Shikhaar Masiahan, about eight kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak Gurdwara.

PM Narendra Modi also thanked the Pakistani workers involved in building the corridor. "I also want to thank the workers of Pakistan who worked at a fast pace to help in building the corridor on their side," he said.

Donning a saffron turban on the occasion, PM Narendra Modi said he felt blessed to be on the holy land in Gurdaspur to dedicate the Kartarpur Corridor to the country.

The corridor links Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur in India to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder Guru Nanak Dev.

The inauguration of the corridor comes in the midst of frayed ties between India and Pakistan following New Delhi's decision in August to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcate the state into two union territories.