Delhi: Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's son marries a Hindu girl, say reports

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New Delhi: Son of Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Shaban Bukhari, has reportedly tied knot with a Hindu girl.

As per a Dainik Jagran report, Shaban got married to the Hindu girl on Sunday evening inside the Jama Masjid in presence of few relatives and family members.

Son of Delhi's Jama Masjid's Imam marries a Hindu girl?
The daily's report added that Syed Ahmed Bukhari was initially opposed to the marriage but gave his consent after the girl agreed to convert to Islam.

Shaban Bukhari recently has been appointed as the Nabi Imam. He will be the fourteenth Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid succeeding his father Syed Ahmed Bukhari.

Even before becoming the Shahi Imam, Shaban landed in a controversy as media reports claimed that he is all set to marry a Hindu girl.

According to media reports, Shaban and the girl were in a romantic relationship for a long time. The couple faced difficulties to get consent for their relationship from their family members.

The Imam of the Jama Masjid reportedly had refused to accept their relationship. However, he changed his mind later when the girl agreed to brace Islam.

According to media reports, the girl, who hails from Ghaziabad, has been studying Islam.

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