Pooriben Leuwa is a 85 year old Hindu woman who is fasting from past 34 years, she says that starting keeping fast in Ramadan in 1982 and after that she never missed the fasts of holy month.
Now she has become old and weak, doctors doesn’t allow her to keep fast but on her repeated requests the doctor and family allowed her to keep fast for last 3 days. “I want to keep fast for the whole month but they don’t allow me” said Pooriben Leuwa.
There are 2 major reasons for her action, during Muslim Hindu riots in 1969 her Muslim neighbors not only protected her and her family but also took care for them in the later days. Then in 1982 a dispute arose between the poor widow and her brother-in-law.
She went to a nearby dargah and promised that if she wins the case she will keep fast for the rest of her life, and by luck she won the case. From that year till today she had always observed the fasting in the holy month.