The 219th Urs-e-Shariff of Tipu Sultan was marked by a procession from Rajendra Nagar to Meelad Park in the city on Thursday. The procession — Sandal-e-mali — was held under the auspices of the Hajrath Tipu Sultan Shaeed Urs Welfare Charitable Trust.
The three-day event included a qawali programme on Tuesday and Wednesday at Hyder Ali Park. An elephant, carrying a child dressed as Tipu Sultan, drew the attention of the public.
The organisers recalled the contribution of Tipu Sultan in the fight against British imperialism and noted that he was hailed as the “Tiger of Mysore” for his valiant struggle.
The Trust said the contributions of Tipu was fast fading from public memory though he had the foresight to see the dangers of British rule.
A similar programme was held at Srirangapatana and a procession was taken out from Jamia Masjid to Gumbaz where the tomb of Tipu Sultan and his family members are located. People offered “chaddar” and flowers at the tomb as a mark of respect to Tipu .