Hindu Muslim Unity: Muslim organizes Ganpati festival

Muslim family visit Ganesh temple

MUMBAI: Jaffar H Khan (60) will celebrate twice over on Saturday. The railway employee, a devout Muslim who fasts every Ramzan has, at the same time, organised a Ganpati puja at Malad station for most of his service tenure. This will be the first puja after his retirement on June 30, but things have not changed for the elephant god’s Muslim fan as Ganesh Chaturthi and Eid coincide.

“We get donations of around Rs 10,000 every year of which Rs 2,000 is spent on the idol. We distribute snacks, cold drinks like rose milk and modaks to devotees and prasad after the visarjan,” he said. Records for the donations are maintained, he said.

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