Ejaz Photographer And Atithi Devo Bhava, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This one Hyderabadi was always taking care of me because we had met at Badi Bargah in 2009 , many a times I told him to let me pay for gas for his bike , he is a professional photographer works for the good people of Hyderabad as a free lancer and he would be there for me taking me to different places and I never asked him where he was taking me I followed him blindly.
Among the few photographers I met at Hussaini Koti this year he was the only one with total humility , for this guest from Mumbai, showing me vantage points .
He shot my kama Matam at Bargah , and he suggested I do it at Bargah on Ashura , he was right because with my bleeding and diabetic condition it would have not been possible following Bibi Ka Alam.
When I was to leave by bus he rushed me to Afzalgunj, than through the Sikh procession of Gurupurab to Namplly me and my heavy suitcase , he bought me fruits water dates for my lon…
My Leg Was In Very Bad Shape, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I had shot the funeral cortege of Shree Balasaheb Thackeray in Mumbai and aggravated my leg injury, I mostly walk barefeet and a few days back a rusty nail had entered my feet in the dark, I took a septic shot but continued shooting back to back after the funeral I shot the Chath Puja barefeet , I have yet to post the bulk of my pictures , that I entered Moharam phase I shto 6 Moharam in Mumbai and took the train to Hyderabad.
In Hyderabad I only rested on 9 Moharam as there is only one juloos in the night that I skipped my leg was swollen badly and I had to be fit to shoot Ashura both at Bargah and the long trek with Bibi Ka Alam plus I cut my head at Bargah too.
And so I documented Moharam in Hyderabad at Hussaini Koti Choti Bargah and did street shots in between.
I was missing my grand children in Lucknow , my wife was in Karbala , my third grand child Zinnia in Mumbai..