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Eyeball Piercing With A Pointed Instrument - Chalak Ali Rafaee

The Path Of The Rafaee - Hassan Ganda On The Move

Hassan Ganda Rafaee ... Don Jaun Baba

The Chancawalli Rafaees And The Dam Madar Malang

Amanat Ali Baba Murshad

Shahenshah Baba Rafaee

Eyeball Piercing With Two Swords ,.. Chalak Ali Rafaee

Shahenshah Baba Pierces His Tongue With A Rod

Flickr Insults The Photographer By Giving A Shit Editing Tool CalledAviary

Flickr Insults The Photographer By Giving A Shit Editing Tool Called Aviary, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

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sick and tired what a pain like a dog 
on a chain aviary unfriendly for bloggers
ok for photographers with vegetable brains 
boxed in a pigeonhole creativity 
gone to the dogs simple and plain 
once upon a time what a picnic 
cant you bring it back again 
shove this aviary down the drain 


Dargah Of Makhdoom Shah Baba Mahim

Dargah Of Makhdoom Shah Baba Mahim, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Makhdoom Ali Mahimi (1372–1431) was a Muslim Scholar originating from the Konkan in India, widely[vague] acknowledged for his scholarly treatises, liberal views and humanist ideals. Mahimi was born into a family of Arab travelers from Iraq who had settled down on the island of Mahim, one of the seven islands that later formed the city of Bombay (now Mumbai).
Not much is known of his early childhood. He later became the disciple of Mohiuddin Ibne Arabi, a Spanish Muslim saint. Mahimi's reputation grew after the Sultan of Gujarat, Ahmed Shah of the Muzaffarid dynasty, chose him to be the town's Qazi (the Head Muslim Judge/cleric of a town).
Mahimi was the first Indian scholar to write an exegesis on the Qur'an, which gained critical acclimation from numerous Islamic scholars including Shah Waliullah. Authoring a total of nineteen books, he was given the m…

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The Beggar Poet Malang Of Mumbai

The Dread Head Rafaee

The Malang At Fakhruddin Shah Babas Dargah Mahim

The Rafaee Murshad And The Dam Madar Malang

Dam Madar Malang of Mumbai

Dam Madar Malang of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

The G9 was presented by Dr Glenn Losack a very compact handy camera for an incorrigible street photographer , this camera was stolen from me during Moharam and I never ever got it back, despite a police complain at JJ Police Station .

This was a camera that my grand children would have loved , but anyway I taught them photography on the heavier robust DSLR .. Both Nerjis and Marziya shoot on Canon 60 D .

We are hardcore Canon Users of Bandra.

Late Handi Sai May His Soul RIP

Hassan Ganda Rafaee or Don Jaun Baba

Late Handi Sai - Rafaee

Farukh Baba Rafaee

Farukh Baba Rafaee, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 269,202 items / 2,137,195 views

One of his Murid or disciple gave him a Bullet bike so last I heard he was traveling all over Gujrat Rajasthan .. and he is a hardcore body piercer .

He is the nephew of late Handi Sai Murshad of the Chancawalli Rafaees .

Barsati Baba Rafaee

Barsati Baba Rafaee, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 269,201 items / 2,137,161 views

He died unsung, unceremoniously , but he had been a Murshad of the Chacawalli Rafaees for a short while , he was known as Maun Bawa The Silent One as he has taken a vow of Silence for 11 years.

He was very fond of me , loved being photographed , he was seriously unwell when I met him..and than one day I heard he had passed away.. the way of the Rafaee .

Rafaee Art Of Stomach Cutting

The Path of The Rafaee

Sharukh Rafaee

Sharukh Rafaee, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. He is a young Rafaee and a very proud one too.
His father named him Sharukh after Indias most famous cine star.
And Sharukh Rafaee is no less a cine star.
He uses swords like a tennis racquet.
He is displaying his expertise and his skill along with the elder rafaees of Chancawalli.
A pillar looms above his head , his father Chalak Ali.. who pierces his eyeballs and than lifts a cycle with the same instrument stuck to his eye.
So like father like son.
Hs father made him sleep on the floor and placed his entire force on Sharukhs neck with a scimitar..
I gave Sharukh Rs 50- and he was indeed touched.
This was the procession of the Sandal of Fakhruddin Shah Baba I must have shot over 450 pictures..

The Malang And The Fakir

Two Rafaees And A Malang

Farukh Rafaee

Hassan Ganda Rafaee - Don Jaun Baba

The Rafaee

The Rafaee, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Neck Cutting

Axe Tongue Cutting

Sharukh Rafaee

Sharukh Rafaee, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 269,189 items / 2,136,614 views

Tongue slashing is a Sufi Rafaee act, needs a lot of practice and expertise, and there is a lot of secrecy, and ritualistic mantras involved.Picture taking here in the narrow alley badly lit is a arduous task.The crowds too push and jostle and for me it is tough..I am over dressed..rings on my fingers Derby hat .. and the works.