Rahman, film personalities visit Dargah in Kadapa

Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer and Bollywood music director Allah Raakha Rahman, film story writer Abbas Tyrewalla, director of the feature Film “Blue” Anthony D’Souza, Naresh Iyer who sang “Happy Days”, the title song, lyricist of “Slumdog Millionaire” song “Ringa Ringa” Raqeeb Alam and their family members visited Ameen Peer Dargah in Kadapa around Monday midnight and offered prayers.

Their visit coincided with the Hazrath Khwaja Syed Sha Ameenullah Hussaini Urs, which commenced late on Monday night. Rahman’s wife Saira Banu, mother Mallika, his sister Fathima and brother-in-law

Talat accompanied the composer. They stayed in the Pedda Dargah from midnight to about 4.45 a.m.

The film personalities and their family members reached the Dargah, popularly known as “Pedda Dargah” around midnight. They presented a flower chaddhar on Ameenullah Mailk’s tomb and offered prayers. They took the blessings of the Dargah’s 11th Sajjad-e-Nasheen Hazrath Khwaja Syed Sha Arifullah Mohammed-ul Huissaini Quadri.

The Sajjad-e-Nasheen took them round the Dargah and explained its religious and historical background. Tehleel would be performed on February 16, he said. Fakirs displayed feats such as wielding swords, piercing needles, and so forth, enthralling the large number of Muslim men and burqa-clad women and children.(PTI)

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