ALIGARH: M Hasan of Aligarh has served as a tailor to former presidents Sanjeeva Reddy, VV Giri, and Fakruddin Ali Ahmed. He is reputed to have stitched 175 sherwanis for former president Zakir Hussain, who donned these in all his 17 years of political life.
M Hasan’s shop was set up in 1947, the year India became independently.
Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, actors Saif Ali Khan and Raj Babbar, RLD chief Ajit Singh and Somnath Chatterjee, formerly of the CPI-M, have all donned sherwanis. Rahul Gandhi’s body is easy to design for, the tailors say, while Satpal Maharaj is rather “complex”!
ALIGARH: MEHEDI HASAN OF ALIGARH HAS SERVED AS TAILOR TO FORMER PRESIDENTS SANJEEVA REDDY, VV GIRI AND FAKRUDDIN ALI AHMED. HE IS REPUTED TO HAVE STITCHED 175 SHERWANIS FOR FORMER PRESIDENT ZAKIR HUSSAIN, WHO DONNED THESE IN ALL HIS 17 YEARS OF POLITICAL LIFE.
MEHEDI HASAN’S SHOP WAS SET UP IN 1947, THE YEAR INDIA BECAME INDEPENDENTLY.
VICE PRESIDENT HAMID ANSARI, CONGRESS VICE-PRESIDENT RAHUL GANDHI, FORMER PRIME MINISTER MANMOHAN SINGH, ACTORS SAIF ALI KHAN AND RAJ BABBAR, RLD CHIEF AJIT SINGH AND SOMNATH CHATTERJEE, FORMERLY OF THE CPI-M, HAVE ALL DONNED MEHEDI SHERWANIS. RAHUL GANDHI’S BODY IS EASY TO DESIGN FOR, THE TAILORS SAY, WHILE SATPAL MAHARAJ IS RATHER “COMPLEX”!