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Carla’s Indian prayer granted

entertainment Updated: May 19, 2011 01:18 IST
Zabeeh Afaque
Zabeeh Afaque
Hindustan Times
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Indian blessings seem to have worked for French first lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy, 43, who is expecting a child soon after she prayed ‘for a son’ at Fatehpur Sikri dargah in Agra during the Sarkozys’ official visit to India in December last year.

“I am happy to know that she is pregnant. It’s all Allah’s blessings. I have been praying ever since their visit, for her wish to be fulfilled. Now, they must return, or send someone to untie the thread as their mannat has been fulfilled,” says Rais Mian, the dargah’s head priest, or Sajjadanashin.

Bruni, a former top model-turned-singer, had walked barefoot to the dargah along with husband Nicolas Sarkozy with their heads covered, and asked for an offspring when told by the priest that Emperor Akbar’s wish to have a son was granted at the same holy place. Rais adds, “Sarkozy asked me to pray for a son. Carla asked me four times to pray for a child, and kept repeating it till they got into their car.”

He informs that even actor Sanjay Dutt’s wish to have kids was granted at the dargah.

(With inputs from PTI)