Jamshedpur, May 20: The 53rd Urs of Chuna Shah Baba commenced on Friday with recitations from the Holy Quran at the saint’s mausoleum in Bistupur.
Under Islamic year, this year marks 53rd anniversary and managing committee of Chuna Shah Baba Dargah is taking special steps to observe anniversary with devotion. The mystique and charm of the shrine draws people of all faiths throughout the year. Devotees from Punjab, Odisha, Bengal and Bihar participate in large numbers.
Chuna Shah is a living spirit of peace and harmony and enjoys respect and devotion ever since he set his holy feet in the city. As a machine operator of Tata Steel, he worked at the company for 18 years. According to legends, he used to sit while the machine used to start working of its own automatically. When he left the company, he set up a small hut near Bistupur market. He died in December 20, 1970. His devotees set up memorial and he is worshiped by a large section of people and even in Punjab.