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You Have To Be Sure What You Want To Shoot And Why You Want To Shoot

When I first came here in 2004 I was not allowed to shoot , Noubat Ali Baba flatly refused to be photographed I told him I was documenting the Rifai Silsila did not impress him in the least than I told him I was a Maulaiee a follower of Ali he smiled but allowed me to shoot around the Chowk .

It took me several years before I pulled him into my cosmic frame I also presented him rare agate rocks tied as a necklace when he came to know I stayed with Peersab Fkru Miya Hujra no  he became more congenial..but I stood at the edge ask him to bless me because I was going through terrible times fighting my demons .

Than in 2011 I joined the Order of Dam Madar Malangs as I liked their frugality simplicity and their austere spirituality and I began documenting the Madarriya Order of Zind Shah Madar...being very close to the Head Masoomi Baba and Syed Rafiq Ali Baba .

I went to the Urus of  Zinda Shah Madar in 2013 at Makanpur , this year I hope to make it again, I have told Rafiq Baba of my req…