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Centenarian wants to go for Haj

Jaipur: One hundred and twenty years old Munni Begum has submitted her Haj application form in the Office of Rajasthan Haj Welfare Society in Ram Ganj Bazar. She will be accompanied by her elder son, 80-year-old Ali Khan, 52-year old grandson Nasir Khan, grand daughter-in-law Aqeela and other household members. Haj Welfare Society’s chairman Khwaja Nizamuddin warmly welcomed her and garlanded her. She said that she had applied for Haj on earlier occasions but could not be selected. Khwaja Nizamuddin told her that he will request the Haj Committee of India that as a special case she may be selected for Haj without going through the present lottery system. Munni Begum  lives in Ram Ganj locality of Jaipur along with about 150 members of her household of which, obviously, she is the eldest.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 June 2010 on page no. 1

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