Pak-origin sister ties rakhi to Modi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Aug 2017 08:57:06



PAKISTAN-ORIGIN woman Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, who has been living in India for the past 35 years, is in awe of her ‘rakhi’ brother Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She credits him for everything she is today.

Presently living in Ahmedabad, Shaikh travelled to Delhi on Monday to tie the thread of sibling bond on Modi’s wrist, the way she says, she has been doing for the last 23 years. “I have been tying rakhi to Narendra Bhai for the last 23 years. I am extremely excited to be able to do it this time too,” Shaikh, who came to India from Pakistan after her marriage, told a news channel in Delhi.

What made this year’s rakhi special for her was the fact that she had thought Modi would be too busy and she would not get to meet him. But to her surprise, Shaikh said, she got a call two days back from Modi and “I was very happy to know that and I started preparing for Raksha Bandhan” with the Prime Minister. She said, Modi spent a few seconds with each visitor who had come to greet him and tie rakhi, but “I was surprised and extremely happy that he spent more time with me”.

“I told him whatever I am today is because of you. He put his hand on my head to bless me. He asked me about my son Sufian and my husband Mohsin. I feel like the luckiest and happiest person in the world.”