Monday, November 12, 2012

Obama's Relatives In Karnataka

The Siddi tribe living in the hilly district of Uttara Kannada in Karnataka are gearing up for another round of celebrations. These descendants of people brought from East Africa as labourers, who believe that US president Barack Obama shares their genetic roots, are planning a gala celebration to mark Obama’s return as the US president for a second term.
DNA: Cheers for Obama from his tribal ‘kin’ in Karnataka

1 comment:

Jatin said...

There is a big Siddi community in Gujarat as well - settled long time ago during trade with East Africa by Gujarati business community.