Umesh Kabir had never imagined that his interest in Kabir would lead him to a path devoted to the revered 15th century saint— both personally and professionally. For the 35-year-old native of Karchana, a small town on the outskirts of Allahabad, Kabir’s teachings are a way of life. So when he gives sermons on talking kindly or doing honest work, his audience could be anyone from a labourer in a factory in Jamshedpur to a professor from Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia. At this moment, it’s an eclectic gathering at the Mahindra Kabira Festival in Varanasi, an annual event where the Sufi saint’s life is honoured.
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