Traditional drumbeaters in Kashmir ready to wake people up for Sehri during Ramzan


Hundreds of men from remote areas of Kashmir come to towns and cities like Srinagar to don the role of a ‘Seharkhwaan’, a drum beater, who goes around a town to wake up people for the pre-drawn meal, Sehri.

Mohammad Rafiq Kataria from Kupwara’s Kalaroos, who has been a drumbeater for the last 25 years, wakes up early in the morning to start his work at 3 am.

“We wait 11 months for Ramzan to come as whatever people donate to us at the end of the holy month, it provides for our families for the entire year,” he said.