Wednesday, 29 June 2016

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From: "sadru rajwani [desi_pardesi]"
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 11:31:23 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: {Desi_Pardesi} 'Biryani Baba'

There is a 'Biryani Baba' in India and He Has Fed More than 1 Crore
in 40 Years
Priyambada Dubey

For 79-year-old Attaullah Shariff Shataj Khadiri aka 'Biryani Baba'
religion is feeding the poor.

The Andhra man has been feeding biryani to the destitute at the
Cheemalapadu Dargah for the last 40 years and till date he has fed
more than 1 crore poor.

The delicacy that has chunks of chicken or mutton in basmati rice and
cooked in desi ghee is offered to around 1000 people on a daily basis.
Biryani Baba makes sure that vegetarians do not leave the Dargah
disappointed. Plentiful vegetarian options are also available at the

With a history of four decades of serving the delectable delicacy,
Baba makes sure that the preparation is supervised by him. He makes a
daily inspection tour in the cooking area and often lends a helping
hand to the cooks.

The biryani is served as anna prasada at the langar khana. On an
average day, approximately 2000 kilogram of basmati rice and quintals
of chicken and mutton are used in the preparation.

The quantity rises higher on special days when the number of visitors
soars as high as 8000-10,000 at the Dargah.

Baba says that he is just keeping up with the legacy of his guru
Khadar Baba, who initiated the practice of serving biryani to the
poor. Since his death 40 years ago, Biryani Baba has been shuttling
between Vizianagaram and Cheemalapadu Dargahs to
meet followers who come to seek blessings from him. Among his
followers are also some of the renowned politicians and bureaucrats in
the area.

The best thing about the whole affair is that devotees and donors
constantly assist him in everything- right from meal preparation to

For those who have lost all belief in humanity, Biryani Baba is a live
example that goodness comes in different forms and it has got nothing
to do with castes and religions.


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