Pasha brothers sold Rs 25 lakh land to feed poor in Karnataka

Bengaluru: The prominence of benevolence has no limitation form feeding a single meal to selling off property to feed the thousands. Tajammul Pasha (40) and Muzammil Pasha (32), two brothers from Kolar district in Karnataka have sold off a piece of their land to feed those who are struggling to eat single meal in COVID-19 times.

The Pasha Brothers on seeing the suffering of daily wage labourers and their families during the lockdown set out to help them. They sold their land for Rs 25 lakh and used the money to buy essentials and food grain for a large number of poor people in Kolar.

“We have seen poverty and now that we have enough we thought of helping those who are in need,” said one of the brothers.

Tajammul was five and his sibling Muzammil was three when they lost their parents. They had to move from Chickbalapor to Kollar, where their grandmother lived.

“We were brought up in poverty. We survived because of the support of people of all communities and religions. We have signed the society agreement bond and handed it over to our friend who purchased our site and gave the money,” the brothers said.

Once the lockdown ends and the land registrar’s office opens, the remaining steps to transfer the land will be completed, they said.

So far the two brothers have supplied food grain, oil, sugar and other essentials to over 3,000 families. They have also given hand sanitizers and masks to the poor.

The Kolar administration has issued passes to their volunteers so that they can help in this difficult time.

Both of them are currently delivering groceries to people who have lost their jobs, or are sole bread earners of their families and can’t go to work due to the lockdown. Their daily routine is marked by making hampers and rations kits and then using their private vehicles to transport the deliveries to everyone – from those begging for alms on the streets to those who are suffering financial instability or resources crunch.

“We are also supplying necessities to the people living at railway stations as they don’t have shelter over their heads,” says one of the brothers when asked about their door to door delivery. Though the brothers have exhausted the sum they had had gathered from selling off their property, yet they continue to serve cooked food to the needy.

At a time when particular section of society is facing social boycott in north India, at the same time downward south is manifesting examples of the Indian spirit of inclusiveness.