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A Hindu family in UAE observing Ramadan since last 14 years

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 14:25

Dubai: A Hindu family in Abu Dhabi has been fasting Ramadan for last 14 years to maintain self-discipline and shed extra weight.

The Gulf News reports that Indian expat Vakkam Jayalal, along with his wife Yamuna and two grown-up children, observe fast throughout Ramadan.

A UAE resident for 32 years, Jayalal, hails from Kerala and works as a coordinator at a civil consultant firm, the report added.

Jayalal said that he started fasting 21 years ago when he lived with a Muslim family in Abu Dhabi.

The family claims that they take on the month-long exercise in spiritual cleansing and devotion every year to benefit both physically and mentally.


First Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 14:22

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