Family fulfills father’s promise with a feast
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