Rejected for being Muslim, Zeeshan to join Adani Group next week

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2015 02:11 IST

Kurla resident and MBA graduate Zeshan Khan , who was rejected by a diamond firm allegedly for being Muslim, will join Gautam Adani group’s Mumbai office on June 8.

Khan claims he was flooded with job offers mainly from Muslim-owned groups. He said chose to work with a non-Muslim-owned Indian company as he “wanted to make a point about religious harmony”.

Mukundmani Pandey and Omkar Bansode, who had applied with Khan to Hari Krishna Exports Private Limited and then left to show solidarity to their friend, have received an offer from a Muslim-owned company.

“I was contacted by the Gujarat-based Adani group on May 25, who called me to Ahmedabad. After two rounds of interviews, I was given the appointment letter in five days,” said Khan, who will join as executive trainee at the company’s office at Bandra-Kurla Complex.

Khan said some he was bullied on the social media. “Many accused me of sensationalising the episode. But I am taking all criticisms head-on,” he said.

Meanwhile, Pandey and Bansode may join Ahmedabad-based Parsoli Motors, owned by Modi confidante Zafar Sareshwala.

“We got a call from Sareshwala on June 2, who offered us management trainee positions. We are negotiating terms as we are apprehensive about moving to Ahmedabad,” said Pandey.

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