Monday, October 12, 2015
Iconic Irani Restaurant of my dear Friend Mansoor Bhai ...
Mansoor Showghi Yezdi Sab is a saint in human clothing ... I came here straight from Moghul Masjid to support his venture and wish him the very best,, May Irani and Indian Amity prosper ,, Devo Atithi Bhava ,,is Mansoor Bhais motto, Guest Is God , Please visit his cafe sign his guest book and bless his son Hussain.. they both need your love support andblessings ,,Shabba Khair ..
This evening I left for the third day memorial majlis of my dear friend mentor Shia pride of Mumbai.. Ali Shah Bhai at Moghul Masjid it was at 4 pm.. but I was early and spent some time with his sons relatives friends wellwishers at their Sabil.. near JJ .
Everybody was going to visit his grave at Rehmatabad so I hitched a lift and reached his grave I was the only one there I shot a few frames ,, I recited fatiah for his departed soul,
Than after a long gap I visited my parents graves close to Ali Shah Bhais graves ,, I recited fatiah remembered my parents ,, I am a product f their humility.
Than I went to the grave of Nawab Kashmiri..his family gave shelter to my dad and mom early 50s at Wodehouse Road Colaba ,
Than I visited Meena Kumaris grave recited fatiah.. many years back as a child a relative had taken me to her shooting of Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, he had a small role in the film.
I than went recited fatiah on Jalal Aghas grave and barefeet left the cemetery but I shot some frames of the Jewish cemetery where old families from Colaba ..Mayers Sophers Reubens lie buried in a wasteland .. the most neglected cemetery and its a pity the Jewish consulate and the Jews of Mumbai have no respect for their dead.
I took a cab to Moghul Masjid the majlis began late I shot a lot of videos paid condolence to Ali Shah Bhais brothers Akbar Jalal Bhai and their family and Ali Shah bhais sons ,, this is my new set series at Flickr ,, my tribute to the greatest Matamdar of Mumbai. Ali Shah Bhai.. with whom I shared some great moments in Mumbai during Moharam and at Hussain Tekri Jaorah.
And finally came to Mahim for the Inauguration of my friend Dr Mansoor Showghi Yezdis iconic new Irani restaurant ,,Cafe Irani Chai near Cannosa Convent ,, I had chai bun maska and was dropped home by the dashing dynamic Mr Reza Kabul,
After many years I entered the sacrosanct precincts of my camera club PSI Mumbai and a Nature Print judging was in progress and it will take a million light years for camera club photography to come out of the dark ages ,,,