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Hundred years birthday celebrations of His Holiness Sayedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS)' turned into a inferno in the lane of the Badri mosque at Bandra Bazar Road , a few minutes from now , I was at my computer when the fire engines entered my lane via Bandra Reclamation in great ferocity and haste , I saw this from my house window.

I dont shoot disasters but I took my camera bag on impulse and rushed down I could see the flames leaping away I was told the fire was near the Badri Bohra mosque I rushed , the Bohra crowds were running for cover as the lane to the mosque is far too narrow the fire engines were finding it difficult to come in .

I took two shots from the gate of the decorated entrance I managed to move a few steps in when over enthusiastic Bohra youth beat me up, for shooting the fire , I was totally shocked as this community is one community I hold in the highest esteem, I have set of pictures dedicated to the Bohras in Mumbai at my Flickr photostream.

I was worried about my camera and I am a Shia too, I moved away decided to get the hell out of this manic frenzy , the fire was not my fault , simply the over zealous bursting of crackers without concern for the surroundings or the rest of the people , as I came out I met Kassim my Hallauri friend from Chinchpokli road , he told me I could get a better view from the Gonsalves Wadi , I had lost my slippers so I followed him barefeeet to Gonzalves Wadi open ground , the crowds helped me climb two walls and I reached the fire , the engines had entered the mosque lane , the Badri Mosque was safe the people too were safe I was told , but the bungalow opposite the mosque was burning fiercely , the fire guys and the Bohra volunteers down below went out about clearing the crowds I was on a garage roof I think facing Bandra Hill Road end.. water was sprinkled through giant hose from the fire engine ...on the burning structure .. the top of the bungalow was in real bad shape..

I shot a lot of pictures and finally climbed down the garage roof from the Bandra Hill Road end , the fire was bought under control,, and I left with a sad taste in my mouth.. I showered and am posting this calamity as my new set at Flickr.com.

I am not a social activist but the Bohra community needs to do some soul searching the crackers if that is the cause , could have put so many people at great risk and the adjoining buildings too that hug each other ..I did not come the way of the Mosque lane I was disappointed and I shall post the next pictures all without text..

I wish His Holiness and his followers a very Happy Birthday and I along with the Bohra crowds kept shouting Ya Ali and beat our chests .. and did Matam as the fire died down...

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