In a touching gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had a rakhi tied by a Pakistani-origin woman on Raksha Bandhan Day.
Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, who has been tying a rakhi on Mr Modi for two decades now, says she still feels a rush of excitement even after so many years.
‘I have been tying rakhi on Narendrabhai for the last 22-23 years, excited to do it this time too.’
While she was apprehensive whether she would be able to meet him this year due to his busy schedule, she told reporters she was relieved to get his go ahead for the occasion two days ago.
Ms Shaikh, who is a Pakistani, is married to an Indian citizen and has been residing here since her marriage.