Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (2)

In the city of Mumbai I became acquainted with a very remarkable personality. While I’d like to share his name with you, prudence dictates that I refer to him as Ahmed. As his name suggests, he was a follower of The Prophet, and a very devoted one at that. Ahmed supported, and took an active interest in more charitable enterprises than I’ve seen any other single individual sponsor. He had a particular interest in creating job opportunities for downtrodden peoples, and it was of scant interest to him if the needy were labeled Moslem, Christian, Buddhist or Hindu. Need qualified any one for his help.

In addition to his own considerable charitable enterprises, Ahmed found time to get involved in organization and support of educational and healthcare institutions sponsored by foreign organizations. It was in this connection that I first met him. He was a regular donor to our annual…

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