Five Muslim brothers lead Ayodhya ‘shobha yatra’

Vastavam web: Shamshad had been painting his face and body since 8am on Wednesday and it took him two hours to complete the make-up. When he was done, Shamshad looked no less than a member of the ‘vanar sena’ he aimed to ape. From Bandiki village in Rajasthan’s Dausa district, Shamshad and his four brothers, who belong to the Behrupiya community, were in the forefront of the ‘shobha yatra’ which was taken out in Ayodhya to mark the Treta Yug celebrations. The yatra covered around 3 km from Saket College to Ram Katha park. While Shamshad was a member of the ‘vanar sena’, his brother Fareed essayed the role of Lord Shiva, Saleem was decked up as Hanuman and the youngest sibling Akram as Lord Krishna. The eldest brother Feroz masqueraded as a djinn, who was among several others in the troupe gathered to receive Lord Ram on his arrival in Ayodhya.