He hails from Hazaribagh,constituency represented in the Lok Sabha by Jayant Sinha.
Gulam Jilani (55) has gained spot light for one reason- despite being Muslim, he has stitched a 40-foot-long and 42-foot-wide flag that will be hoisted atop the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22.
No joke this.Jilani is a third generation tailor from Adivasi dominated state of Jharkhand. Glam Abel is learnt to have strengthened his skill from his father and now specialises in making religious 'Mahaviri' flags in Jharkhand's Hazaribag district.
Talking to the news agency PTI, he said that he felt proud that a flag was stitched by him which will adorn the historic Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The Ram temple in Ayodhya was the dream of over 100 crore people. “If I get a chance, I will definitely go to Ayodhya to participate in the inauguration ceremony," Jilani told PTI.
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the "pran pratishtha" or consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla idol in Ram temple on January 22.
The 70-acre temple complex has 392 pillars and a 14-feet-wide 'percota' periphery spanning 732 metre. Jilani said he learnt stitching from his father Abdul Shakur who died around 40 years ago at age 80.
After his father’s death he learnt and started working for one shop called Bhola Vastralaya, owned by one Fateh Lal Agarwal.
Bhola Vastralaya is located in front of Veer Vastralaya, where Gulam is still working as an employee.