Hassan Shirazi is my Facebook friend based in Dubai , he rushed to Mumbai on the unfortunate and sudden passing away of his Mumbai based brother Ali Akbar Shirazi.
Today was his majlis at Sakke Sakina Mira Road and so in all humility I made the trip to Mira Road by train to stand by my friend and share his irreparable loss and his pain.
While I was walking across the skywalk to reach the Sakke Sakina Imambada I met an old friend Amir who owns the Khushali Irani tea shop on Imamwada Road that was run by late Ali Akbar Shirazi, and Amir reminded me that 11 days before he died Akbar bhai had spoken about me , so it is a small world and Khushali was my favorite watering hole outside Moghul Masjid.
Many a Moharam I sat had black tea at Khushali and shot pictures too all on Flickr.com.
There was some Noha recital, a very poignant majlis on the dead and the ultimate journey and Akhrat,after the Majlis the Mira Road lads did hand matam to a few nohas and finally rice and dal gosht was served as tabaruk.
I took leave of my Facebook friend Hassan Shirazi this was a meeting under sad circumstances and with his permission I shot pictures of the event my new set at Flickr.com.