Minister tips 25k and gifts pilgrimage to cook in M’luru


Team Udayavani, Oct 22, 2018, 10:55 AM IST

Mangaluru: Impressed by the culinary skills of a Mangaluru cook, Haj and Wakf Minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan has gifted him a pilgrimage to Mecca. The minister also left a hefty tip of Rs 25,000 to the employees of the restaurant, on Thursday.                  

Mr Khan was in Mangaluru for an official review meeting and went to ‘Fish Market’ restaurant in Lower Bendoor for lunch. He was also accompanied by Former MLA Mohiuddin Bawa and President of Wakf Committee UK Monu and other party workers.

On tasting the food served, the minister called for Haneef Mohammed of Boliyar, who is a partner as well as the cook at Fish Market. The minister was all praise on the Haneef’s culinary skills and said that the delicious pomfret and Anjal served were the best he had tasted till date. Haneef got the shock of his life when the minister made the cook sit next to him and proceeded to feed him from his own plate.

Mr Khan, impressed with the delicious food and service tipped Rs 20,000 for all the staff at the restaurant and Rs 5,000 to Haneef and also promised to send him for Umrah.

“I have served many politicians including Rahul Gandhi and Ghulam Nabi Azad. However, this is the best day of my 18 year profession life,” Haneef told media. Haneef who was working in Gulf, joined Fish Market restaurant as a partner three years ago.

 The minister, famed for his generosity is known to go out of his way to help people. Recently, Mr Khan had gifted Rs 1 lakh to four youth who played prominent role in rescuing people during recent landslides at Jodupala. He has also done a personal contribution of Rs 10 lakh to Snehadeep, a home that cares for AIDS-affected children.

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