Meet the Hindu family in UAE that has observed Ramadan since last 14 years

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 08:00 hrs

A Hindu family in Abu Dhabi has been fasting Ramadan for last 14 years to maintain self-discipline and shed extra weight.

The Gulf News reports that Indian expat Vakkam Jayalal, along with his wife Yamuna and two grown-up children, observe fast throughout Ramadan.

A UAE resident for 32 years, Jayalal, hails from Kerala and works as a coordinator at a civil consultant firm, the report added.

Jayalal said that he started fasting 21 years ago when he lived with a Muslim family in Abu Dhabi.

The family claims that they take on the month-long exercise in spiritual cleansing and devotion every year to benefit both physically and mentally. (ANI)

More from Sify: