Kolar: Two brothers sell off land for Rs 25 lac to feed destitute

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Kolar, Apr 22: With each passing day, the coronavirus pandemic seems to be strengthening its noose around the globe. These dark times have been a testimony of people coming together irrespective of religion, caste, colour to fight COVID-19. One such act of goodness was witnessed in Kolar.

A news report carried by Deccan Herald, tells the deed of two brothers who stepped into action when it came to helping people in need.

To support those who are facing disastrous situation because of the lockdown, brothers Tajamul and Muzamil Pasha sold their 30X40 plot of land they owned.

The brothers who live in the Housing Board colony of Kolar raised over Rs 25 lac from the sale of land. With the accumulated money, they bought essentials for the underprivileged.

“Isolation is key in the fight against COVID-19. Poor people venture outside if they do not get food. The ideal way to keep them inside their houses is by supplying groceries and food at their doorstep,” Tajamul Pasha was quoted in a report by DH.

The brothers hail from Mohammadpur village in Chintamani taluk in Chikkaballapur district. Tajamul was an eight-year-old and Muzamil, just five when their parents passed away. Soon after, they relocated to Kolar with their grandmother. To earn a living, the brothers had to, unfortunately, drop out of school after Class 5.

“A kind-hearted man gave us a house near the masjid in Gauripet. Hindus, Muslims, a Sikh family and several others gave us food those days. Religion and caste were never a barrier. What brought us together was humanity and we are now attending the calling of humanity," Tajamul added.

“Those days taught us the value of food. This childhood experience drove us to serve the poor till the lockdown ends,” he said.

With the help of friends, including members from all communities, the brothers began the relief work. Initially, they bought groceries in bulk and stored it at their residence. They then prepared ration packets containing essential items - 10 kg rice, 1 kg all-purpose flour, 2 kg wheat, 1 kg sugar, edible oil, tea powder, spice powders, a bottle of hand sanitiser and face masks were prepared. Next, the brothers erected a tent in an open space close to where they live, to set up a community kitchen to serve food.

The volunteers have also been given passes by the police, so they can make deliveries of the essential items on their bikes. They have managed to find people who require help by visiting the localities themselves and seeking details from the locals and elected representatives.

Tajamul maintains that they aim to provide meals to the destitute three times a day. So far, the brothers have delivered free groceries to over 2,800 families, covering some 12,000 people. They have also served food to over 2,000 people.

"I did not know that the government would extend the lockdown. I have done my best, using resources the God has given me. I plan to continue to serve the needy till the lockdown ends,” Tajamul said.


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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Thu, Apr 23 2020

    God bless them.. graceful act

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Thu, Apr 23 2020

    May god bless you 🙏

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 23 2020

    The real patriots...

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  • christine, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 23 2020

    Truly great!!!!
    God bless you a hundred times a day
    The blessings of the people you serve will definitely come a long way to keep you strong and healthy.
    May Angels protect you.

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  • R. L., Udupi/usa

    Thu, Apr 23 2020

    Where is our MP and MLAs (Tourism minister) no comments or appreciation shame on them . This is called generosity Great job by two brothers god bless them.

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 23 2020

    May God Bless them for their great job .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 23 2020

    Where have all our Politicians Disappeared ...

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    God Bless you both. Humanity still exists.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    I bow down to these humans who are representing God on this earth. They are the true ambassadors of goodwill. I pray that God gives them back ten fold of what they are doing for humanity. People who divide us on the basis of religion should cover their faces with shame on seeing such selfless service. Great work indeed. May God bless them.

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  • Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai mangalore

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    True soldiers of humanity. God bless

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  • Sunil Dsa, Permannur /Doha Qatar

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    May God Bless u and repay u 1000 times . Proverbs 19:17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD— and he will repay you!

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  • Riyy, Shiruru

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    Good work GOD bless you

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  • James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    It's not just the affluent but even the poorest of the poor do help each other. (Amca dev dita putha.)

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    Much better than donating to 'PM Care Pond'. Keep up the good work and God bless you Sirs. Poor Indians survive only because of these generous hearts.

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  • Deven, Ranganapalke

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    Our Prime Minister emerge as a global leader when crises worldwide.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    Our global PM denied entry to the US for creating crisis in 2002 in Gujrat. Lately gulf countries, US, UK and EU have warned him about communal division while treating patients. But now he is not doing many free foriegn trips to keep up his 'Global Leader' title because of viral disease.

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  • Deven, Ranganapalke

    Wed, Apr 22 2020

    During Ramzaan request please pray at home as disease is much contagious.

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  • Sma, Bengaluru

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  • Pbhat, Puttur

    Thu, Apr 23 2020

    Some media's effort to tar ish the image of India. There was no partiality in treating the patients based on religion. So much successful in tarnishing the image and you people believe such media .In that case the govt need not coax to that community to get tested. I know admin will not publish this like my other posts

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