Interaction at Mysore Art Gallery
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Interaction at Mysore Art Gallery

Mysuru: As part of its 31st edition of ‘Interaction with the Achievers’ programme, Mysore Art Gallery has organised an interaction with the Messiah of unclaimed bodies G. Ayub Ahmed at the Gallery premises on Ramanuja Road in city tomorrow (Aug.11) at 11 am.

Pusthakalaya Head A.D. Nanjundaswamy will be the chief guest.

Profile: Ayub Ahmed, a resident of Shaktinagar in city, finds satisfaction in his odd job of shifting unidentified and unclaimed bodies from different parts of the city to the MMC&RI mortuary and even performing the last rites of some as per their religion. The 39-year-old Ayub Ahmed, popularly known as Ayub Ahmedji, has been carrying out this job, for the past 19 years.

He conducts the last rites of unclaimed bodies as per religion. If the body is that of Hindu, Ayub performs the last rites at the burial ground along Jodithenginamara Road leading from Highway Circle, Christians at the Christian Cemetery at Rammanahalli and of Muslims at the Khabarsthan behind the Mysuru Central Prison.

Apart from this, he has also been providing food and clothing to the needy for the past 20 years.

August 10, 2018

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