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Haj pilgrims from Bhopal leave for Mecca

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 13:30

Bhopal: The last Haj flight with 65 pilgrims from the city left late last night for the holy city of Mecca via Bangalore from the Raja Bhoj International Airport here.

The Air India flight left Bhopal around 2200 hours for Jeddah via Bangalore, Haj committee executive officer Dawood Ahmad Khan told reporters.

The pilgrims boarded the flight after a grand dua (prayer) for peace and safe Haj.

Emotional scenes were witnessed at the transit point at Tajul Masjid and airport where a large number of relatives and friends were present to the see off the pilgrims.


First Published: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 13:30

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