It is a common practice for people who visit shrines to distribute food to the Poor. The Shrine of Bari Imam is no exception. The food is usually freshly prepared (on payment) by roadside kitchens for the devotees to distribute. The food is usually a form of Pilau (Savoury Rice) or a special sweet rice (Zarda). The food is very high quality as the same people also cater for parties and functions and the same food is often a staple marriage parties. Poor people from the locality come to the shrine to benefit from the hospitality of the worshippers.
This poor man was eating some rice being distributed by the devotee. One seeing me taking the photograph he insisted that I should have a plate of rice.