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24 years after Converting his Faith to Islam, 52-year-old Sheshadri from Mysore Returns to Hinduism

What was the reason for his conversion from Islam to back to his original religion Hinduism?

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Sheshadri originally belonged to a Brahmin family
(Representative image) Sheshadri originally belonged to a Brahmin family. Wikimedia
  • Sheshadri lost his mother when he was only 2 years old and he also lost his father while he was studying in class 10
  • No one from his community came to help him and to survive he had to take odd jobs at hotels in Mysore and Bengaluru 
  • He adopted Islam religion as he developed a liking for that religion

 Mysore, Karnataka, August 25, 2017:  Sheshadri, an old man from Mysore who is  59 yrs old and earlier belonged to a Brahmin family and Shree Vaishnava Pantha Brahmin community. He later adopted Islam religion. Now, after a long duration of time, Sheshadri and his 20-year-old son Syed Ateek have converted back to Hinduism.

Here’s how a Brahmin man who first converted to Islam and later came back to his own religion- Hinduism:

  • Sheshadri is a resident of Jakkanahalli (a small village which falls in Mandya district) town Shree Ranga Pattana in Karnataka. His profession is that of a lorry driver in Mandya.
  • His father’s name was late B Govindaraju, who was a priest and follower of Ramanujacharya, a Hindu theologian and held a belief in Vishishtadvaita (non-dualistic school of Vedanta philosophy).
  • His mother’s name was Kamalamma, who was a Shaiva Brahmin and follower of Adi Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta (a type of Hindu philosophy and religious practice, they believe that their soul is not really different from God). 
  • But his parents didn’t have an easy life as they had to leave the town as the community opposed their marriage.

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  • Sheshadri didn’t have a normal childhood. He lost his mother when he was only 2 years old and he also lost his father while he was studying in class 10.
  • During those tough days no one from his community came to help him, to survive he had to take odd jobs at hotels in Mysore and Bengaluru.
  • In 1993, he started working as a lorry driver with Syed Keezer from Kollegala. At that time, Sheshadri adopted Islam religion as he developed a liking for that religion.
  • Sheshadri married Fahmida, who was a relative of Syed Keezer and with her, he had two sons- Syed Ateek and Syed Siddiq.
  • But even his marriage didn’t last long as Fahmida left Sheshadri 2 years ago because of some conflict and after it, she started living with her parents and took her younger son Syed Siddiq along with her.
  • This event affected him in a huge way, leaving him frustrated and thus he decided to convert back to the religion he originally belonged to that is Hinduism.
  • His elder son Syed Ateeq joined him in conversion and changed his name to Harshal.
  • Sheshadri talked about the reason for conversion from Islam to Hinduism. According to Banglore Mirror report, he said “I embraced Islam and married a Muslim woman due to restrictions from our community. I was always eager to come back to Hinduism. I will now persuade my wife and the other son to convert to Hinduism.”
  • There was a Ghar Waapsi (homecoming) programme held for Sheshadri, conducted by Pramod Mutalik, Sri Ram Sene chief at the Arya Samaj Mandir, Mysore.

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Tips for Setting Up a Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Pre-nuptial agreements are often associated with those who have a lot to lose if something goes wrong

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Pre-nuptial agreements can often cause arguments and so you need to make sure that you communicate effectively. Pixabay

Are you planning on getting married in the near future? There are many things that you need to think about from the location of the wedding to the guest list – but have you thought about a pre-nuptial agreement?

Pre-nuptial agreements are often associated with those who have a lot to lose if something goes wrong, but they are actually much more common than you might think. Here, we are going to give you some top tips to help you set up your pre-nuptial agreement. Keep reading to find out more.

Find the Right Solicitor

Before you even get started on your pre-nuptial agreement, it is important that you have a solicitor that you can rely on. There are certain solicitors that you can find that specialise in this kind of matter, for example, some of the solicitors in Garforth. Your solicitor should be experienced, and they should be putting your needs first. Once you have the right solicitor you can move onto the next step.

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Consider your own financial position and your partners.

Communicate Effectively

Have you spent a lot of time discussing the idea of a pre-nuptial agreement with your partner? This is the person that you are planning on spending the rest of your life with and if you can’t agree on this now then it might cause more problems further down the line. Pre-nuptial agreements can often cause arguments and so you need to make sure that you communicate effectively.

Be Fair

If you want your agreement to be upheld further down the line, then you need to make sure that you are fair right now. An unfair agreement could cause problems for you and so you will want to make sure that you are not agreeing to something which isn’t entirely fair. Consider your own financial position and your partners. This should then help you to get your pre-nuptial agreement on track.

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Do It In Advance

A rushed pre-nuptial agreement is often one that comes with a lot of pressure and this can mean that people agree to things that they wouldn’t have under different circumstances. This is why we suggest that you try to set your pre-nuptial agreement up well in advance of your wedding in order to give both sides the chance to have a read over the terms carefully and make the right decision for themselves. Don’t let the pressure of the upcoming nuptials get to you, this is a life-changing decision and you need to make sure that you are making the right one.

Final Thoughts

A pre-nuptial agreement can be a great way of making sure that you are covered should things go wrong but you need to make sure that you don’t let it affect your marriage in a negative way. This is why we suggest that you follow the advice that we have given you in this article if you want to ensure that everything goes smoothly. If you haven’t already considered a pre-nuptial agreement, then now might be the right time.