Haleem eating contest organised at Shalibanda
HYDERABAD: How much ‘haleem’ can one consume in a minute? May be 250 grams, 300 grams or 500 grams. But Mohd. Aijaz, a resident of Syed Ali Chabutra savoured over 1 kg haleem in one minute on Saturday.
At a haleem eating contest conducted by Shah Ghouse Café at Green Garden Function Hall at Shalibanda, the heftily built 38-year-old Aijaz consumed three dishes of haleem weighing 350 grams each in one minute 10 seconds flat and bagged the cash award of Rs. 5, 000.
Under first-call-first-registration basis, 20 participants were shortlisted for the contest. Each participant were given three dishes of haleem to be consumed in a maximum time limit of three minutes , according to Shah Ghouse Café Managing Director Rabbani.
“The Angrez” feature film fame actors Mast Ali and D.C Srivastav were judges for the contest. Even before the rest of the participants completed their first dish, an overjoyed Aijaz completed his three dishes leaving the organisers and visitors gaping in wonder. Syed Anjum of Talabkatta and Syed Sadiq Ali finished second and third and were presented with cash awards of Rs. 3,000 and Rs.2,000 respectively.