|UP-based cultivator Haji Kalimullah showing a NaMo Aam, |
a mango variety that he has named after PM-elect Narendra Modi.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Soon, NaMo mango to hit stores-Named after Narendra Modi
One of my Indian friends is on the lookout for all the articles on Modi, particularly the ones supported by Muslims, that's nice, but he did not have to do that because I am Muslim, my focus is Indians, regardless of their affiliation, at the end, all will do well. However one statistics puts 45% (TBV) of Muslims voting for Modi against national average of 31%. Modi Euphoria has gripped the nation, and like every Indian, I want the best for India and pray that Modi delivers. Mike Ghouse
Here's another story about our country's obsession with Narendra Modi: A mango cultivator in Uttar Pradesh has now named a mango variety after the PM-elect.
'NaMo Aam', says veteran mango cultivator Haji Kalimullah, is a mix of 'Husn-e-Aara', a mango variety known for its beauty, and 'Dussehri', which is regarded for its taste.
"It is named after and dedicated to Narendra Modi," Kalimullah says.
Popularly known as the 'Mango King', Kalimullah has in the past developed several mango cross-breeds that have been inspired by personalities. "The new variety suits Modi," he says.
"I wish that the first ripe fruit of this variety reaches Modiji, he tastes it, and gives an opportunity for its fragrance to spread world over," he adds.
However, the mango is yet to hit the markets, Kalimullah says, adding that India had high hopes from the PM-elect: "We have high expectations from Modi and pray that he takes everyone along. His thinking appears to be good. He can play a major role in ending conflicts world over."
"The Muslim community has high hopes from Modiji. They also hope that he would put forth his views taking everyone along," he said.
Kalimullah, a celebrated expert in mango cultivation in the famed mango belt of Malihabad here, earned global acknowledgement by developing 300 different variants of the fruit on one tree.