Bengaluru: As the bhumi puja for the Ayodhya Ram temple is all set to take place on August 5, to be performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, a sixth generation descendant of Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has got a gold brick made for the construction, as reported by Times of India. 

The website adds that he had offered to donate a gold brick to be used as the first brick in the construction of the temple. “The one kg gold brick has cost me Rs 1.80 crore. I got it made in Delhi one-and-a-half month ago. It has been kept in safe custody. I have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a personal meeting with him to hand over the brick to him.”

The website also added that he would like to be present there on the day of bhumi puja. 

“I would very much like to be there in Ayodhya when the construction of the Ram temple begins. I understand there will be small gathering because of the Covid-19 situation. If invited, I would like to go there.”

It is also worthy of note that ‘Jai Sriram’ has been engraved on it. 

And this is what he has to say to those who had scoffed at his idea. 

“For all those people who laughed at my offer and dismissed it as mere talk, this is my answer. The brick is ready and as and when Prime Minister Modi gives me time, I will hand it over to him. I cannot press too much for this meeting because of the Covid-19 situation,” he said. 

It was last year that the Supreme Court of India ruled that the land belongs to Hindus. 

On August 5, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath, Amit Shah and others too will be in attendance.