Tipu Sultan comes alive at urus

Tipu Sultan comes alive at urus

Colourful procession with boys dressed as 'Tiger of Mysore' attract many

The sandal urus of the ruler who is also hailed as the first man to launch freedom struggle was nothing short of a festival. The procession organised by Hazarat Tipu Sultan Committee and Tipu Sultan Urus Committee began from Tipu auditorium in Meena Bazaar and reached Milad Bagh on Ashoka road.

What made the procession elephantine was the caparisoned elephant, horses and also sarots. Boys dressed like Tipu on elephant and horseback reminded one of the ruler who died fighting the British. Cultural troupes and men spitting fire formed other attractions. No sooner the environs reverberated with the sound of native drums, people came out of their houses to savour the moment.

MLA H S Shankarlinge Gowda who took part in the programme organised as part of the day, described Tipu as a rare personality who still remains an influential force. It was Tipu again who propagated that ‘It’s only languages that make people differ, while they stand united as human beings.’ He was also one among the rare patriots, Shankarlinge Gowda lauded.

He advised the Muslim community to shed inferiority complex and mingle with all irrespective of caste and creed. Z A Mohammed from Bangalore said people tend to follow the works of great men and even the world follows them. Tipu who had attained a higher position undertook many people oriented works, worth appreciation.

Sir Khazi Moulana Mohammed Usman Shariff, president of Tipu Sultan Urus Committee, M S Mukram, national president of Ambedkar National Congress, Nawab Mohammed Khazam Ali Khan, Sir Khazi Syed Abbas Shah Kadri from Srirangapatna, MLA Tanveer Sait, Mohammed Afroz Pasha and others were present.

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