Shahi Imam anoints son as his successor despite HC rap

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 November 2014, 09:31 PM

Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Saturday formally anointed his son Shaban Bukhari as the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) of the 17th century mosque at a ceremony at Jama Masjid in New Delhi.

"I announce Shaban Bukhari as the Naib Imam of Jama Masjid. I hope that he will live up to the expectations," Syed Ahmed Bukhari said during the ceremony.

The 19-year-old Shaban Bukhari, who is pursuing his bachelor's degree in social work at Amity University, is now in line to become the Shahi Imam of the country's largest mosque.

First Published: Saturday, November 22, 2014 09:12 PM
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