Fam­ily ful­fills fa­ther’s prom­ise with a feast

The Oban Times - - News -

A SON has ful­filled a prom­ise made by his dad be­fore he sud­denly passed away last week by pro­vid­ing pupils in Park pri­mary with a ban­quet of food, writes David McPhee.

Ab­dul Sule­man Mus­lim, who opened the first In­dian restau­rant in Oban – the Light of In­dia – had ar­ranged to visit the school in or­der to pro­vide the chil­dren with a taste of In­dian cul­ture.

How­ever, Ab­dul passed away aged 62 on Tues­day June 21 after a long bat­tle with kid­ney dis­ease. But his son, Sule­man, re­ar­ranged the lunch for the 43 pri­mary two and three pupils.

‘We did not have enough food when we came to do the tast­ing ses­sion two months ago, as we thought it was just a demon­stra­tion for the kids,’ Sule­man said. ‘So we brought plenty of food this time.

‘My dad was a very char­i­ta­ble man. All the money he raised, he would send to the poor peo­ple back in Bangladesh.’

As the lunch was pro­vided free of charge, the teach­ers at Park pri­mary school pulled to­gether do­na­tions to give to the fam­ily, which they will send to Bangladesh.

Pupils at Park pri­mary give the Light of In­dia’s food a thumbs up after a tast­ing event held at the school last Wed­nes­day. 17_t28­park01

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