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Muslim performs last rites of Hindu septuagenarian in Bulandshahr

In an exemplary show of communal harmony and brotherhood, a Muslim performed the last rites of a Hindu septuagenarian in village Mohammadpur Barwala in Bulandshahr.

lucknow Updated: Dec 13, 2017 14:18 IST
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The family took his mortal remains on the bank of the Ganga where Malahat Khan performed the last rites.
The family took his mortal remains on the bank of the Ganga where Malahat Khan performed the last rites.(HT Photo)

In an exemplary show of communal harmony and brotherhood, a Muslim performed the last rites of a Hindu septuagenarian in village Mohammadpur Barwala in Bulandshahr on Monday.

Former village pradhan Mohammad Anad Khan’s son Malahat Khan performed the ritual of ‘mukhagni’ of Thakur Jitendra Singh while members of Hindu and Muslim communities attended the last rites.

Anad Khan said Thakur Jitendra Singh was a resident of district Budaun who came to stay in the village in 1967 and thereafter became like a family member. He has been living with his family and he was sick since last eight months and died after a prolonged illness on Monday.

The family took his mortal remains on the bank of the Ganga where Malahat Khan performed the last rites. Another ritual of terhavi would be organised after consulting the Brahmins to decide the date as per Hindu tradition.

Village pradhan Shyamlal and former pradhan Veerpal also attended the last rites and said that the Muslim family has shown an example of communal harmony for others to emulate.