In an atmosphere of distrust between the two communities, 77-yr old Mohammad Mehmood serves as a bridge. A businessman from Muzaffarnager, he has been lighting tents of sadhus in Kumbh Mela for past 30+ years, earning the title "Mulla JI Light wale". Love and compassion, rather than revenge, comes more naturally to him when abused or shouted at. He appreciates value of other forms of capital. For him, money is only a means; it should not obscure spiritual pursuit and contentment. Appreciating his religiosity, the sadhus have a dedicated place for him in their tent where he can offer daily namaz. May he continue lighting the tents and the hearts for long.

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