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Remembering Tiger! Tipu Jayanti celebrated with fervour at his tomb

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Mandya: Amid the raging controversy over the celebration of Tipu Jayanti in private, leaders belonging to minority community on November 10 visited the tomb of the former Mysuru ruler at Gumbad-e-Shahi in Srirangapatna taluk.

Tipu Sultan who is popularly known as ‘Tiger of Mysore’ was laid to rest after his death in anglo Mysore war in 1799, at Gumbad.

The leaders visited the tomb to remember the eternal hero on his 270th birth anniversary on November 10. Tipu was born on November 20, 1750.

Former minister and N R MLA from Mysuru Tanveer Sait took the lead in paying floral tributes to the tomb that is covered with a cloth resembling the tiger’s pelt.

Hazrath Moulana Inayat-ur- Rahman Sahen Rizvi, Shahi Imam from masjid-e- aqsa from Gumbad read verses from Quran. Sweets were distributed to the visitors and tourists to mark the day.

Sheikh Ubedulla chairman of Mandya District Wakf Advisory Committee, Irfan Pasha secretary of Tipu Waqf Estate, former corporator K C Showkath Pasha, Managing Director of N I Kavery Silk Emporium Ilyas Baig, Abdul Khader Shahid president of Azeez Sait Block Congress Committee, social workers Mohammed Mumtaz Ahmed, Iqbal Pasha, Mohammed Irfan and Khaleel- Ur- Rehman were present.

The police had made adequate security arrangements around the tomb.

– Team Mysoorunews

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