I was coming back from my recordings in the evening meandering through the streets of the civil lines area, near the cinema hall. The big man the owner of Eat On Biriyani Mr. Nafees who has become a dear friend of mine over time. He pulled me by the arm and dragged me to his shop come let me show you I have put a new TV system in the eating hall where people have their biriyani. I walked along with him to the hall with long stainless steel sheets jutting out of the walls. From the ceiling was attached a huge flat android TV. “ This is for the customers who eat their lunch and dinner here, they can watch the music channels or see cricket live .” I think it was a great innovation from the big biriyani man and would go a long way in getting more customers to him, as it is his shop is overbooked all the time.
In the night once he called me to his shop and showed how he would distribute free biriyani to the street beggars and poor people, he was feeding the hungry and this was not leftover food , this was fresh biriyani especially cooked to be given away to the poor as Khairat, or donation to get the blessings of the divine . Nafees ji is truly a great human being and he was showing me that as poor beggars lined up the pavement to collect their dinner a huge bowl full of biriyani.
Along with a very flourishing Biryani business that moves like clockwork, it is also the food joint for the youth and the college crowd of the city. I am happy that I did my ek ka dum promotion at his outlet.
Till then sit back and enjoy some of the photographs and videos of the charity of the owner of Eat On. It is great and pious Muslims like him who make the city what it truly is. He feeds thousands in a day with a robust staff and round the clock servings. He is also able to keep it’s price low as Rs 55 and Rs 110 for the full plate with a large piece of chicken and gravy in the middle.
It is an outlet most recognized in the Civil Lines area and the good work that he is doing for the people will go along a long way to bring goodwill to this big man of Allahbad.