Days before the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Rakhi sister’ from Pakistan, Qamar Mohsin Shaikh has sent the sacred thread--Rakhi to him via post. Ms Shaikh is from Pakistan but is now settled in Ahmedabad after marriage and this would be her 25th Raksha Bandhan with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Qamar Mohsin said that her rakhi and book have been received by PM Modi. Even though she could not meet him personally this year due to the Coronavirus crisis, she prayed for PM’s good health.
In her interview with ANI, Ms Shaikh said, "We have known PM Modi for the past 30-35 years. when I met him in Delhi for the first time he got to know that I am from Karachi and have been married here he called me behen (sister). I do not have any brother. So, after two to three years when we again visited Delhi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I tied rakhi on his wrist." Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on August 3 this year. Qamar also praised the way PM Modi handled the pandemic situation. She said, "He has handled the situation very well in the tough times of corona pandemic. If he did not control the situation on time, reality would have been different today."