Friday, November 29, 2013

Muslim Rashtriya Manch, RSS help Netaji's 'Colonel' Nizamuddin



Azamgarh, November 25: While the parts of Uttar Pradesh was witnessing communal riots of worst kind, the activists of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Muslim Rashtriya Manch, who are often labeled as Muslim-baiters and anti-Islam, presented the best example of Hindu-Muslim unity by extending help in the marriage of grand-daughter of Colonel NIzamuddin, the once trusted colleague of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.


Col Nizamuddin, who is born in 1900, remained in Netaji's Azad Hind Fauz from 1943 to 45. His expertise in handling heavy guns and driving brought him closer to Subhash Chandra Bose. He changed his name to Nizamuddin from his original name Saifuddin as he was working as secret service agent. Presently he lives in Dhakwa of Mubarakpur in Uttar Pradesh with his centurian Burmese wife and the youngest son Akram.
Varanasi-based Muslim women's organization took initiative to help this freedom fighter in conducting the marriage of his grand-daughter. Ironically, no one but the RSS and Muslim Rashtriya Manch responded to their appeal to help this family which is almost living a life incognito in a small village in Mubarakpur area.
Nizamuddin, who was once the most trusted lieutenant of Netaji, was facing hardship for the marriage of his granddaughter Somaiya that was scheduled for November 13. When the Muslim Mahila Foundation of Varanasi came to know about the financial condition of his family, they came forward and appealed to social organizations and philanthropists to help this family of freedom fighter. But alas! No one responded to their appeal.
It was the initiative of RSS pracharak and Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch Indresh Kumar that steps could be taken to collect a sumptuous amount and offered to his family so that the marriage could be solemnized.
Indresh Kumar contacted the President of the Foundation Nazneen Ansari and offered help. His emissary visited the house of Col Nizamuddin and offered some cash and chunri for the bride besides some gifts. Mahirajdhwaj Singh, national organization co-convener of MRM and Krishna Mohan of RSS called on Col Nizamuddin on behalf of Indresh Kumar and extended best wishes.
Indresh Kumar had discussed this proposal at the meeting of Central Executive Committee held at Ujjain on October 19 and the MRM had passed a resolution to extend all possible help to the family of Col Nizamuddin.
Commenting on this gesture Akram, son of Col Nizamuddin said that their family was overwhelmed by this initiative and honour from RSS and MRM.
Source: Newsbharati

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