Mumbai: Ms. Sujata Patil, a senior Police Inspector, Maharashtra has been observing fasts during Ramzan for the past 26 years.
It has now become her routine in every Ramzaan to wake up around 4 a.m. in the morning in order to have her Sehri (the pre dawn light meal) and breaks the fast in the evening (iftaar) as Islamic practice. Ms. Sujata waits for the holy month of Ramzan every year and fasts with full faith and devotion. This has gained her a lot of respect among the Muslim community.
What made her gain interest in the Islamic practice is her visits to the Shrine of Muslim Saint Babu Jama in Kolhapur. She used to accompany her father to the shrine since she was a child. She tells that it gives her strength to be cool and calm and also helps her being an honest officer.