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Bohra Muslim spiritual leader celebrates 100th birthday

Last updated on: March 25, 2011 20:57 IST

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Dawoodi Bohra community members in Mumbai celebrated the birthday of their spiritual leader Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who turned 100 on Friday.

The Syedna delivered a sermon in Mumbai on Friday morning to thousands of Bohris in Bhendi Bazaar, after which people queued up to greet him.

On Sunday, the community has organised a procession along Marine Drive where the spiritual leader will be carried in an open carriage.


Image: Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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The lanes of Bhendi Bazaar, known as the 'Bohri mohalla', have been lit up.

The community also launched a long-term 'Cook Healthy, Eat Healthy' programme that will involve educative workshops for Bohri cooks around the world to teach them healthy and hygienic cooking.


Image: Thousands attended the event
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The birthday celebrations started a month earlier, with events like car rally, medical camps, trade fairs and mass marriages.

The Syedna is the 52nd Dai (spiritual leader) of the Dawoodi Bohra community, and succeeded his father Syedna Taher Saifuddin in 1965.


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Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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