In what could be a most-watched legal battle for food connoisseurs, the owners of globally-renowned Tunday’s ‘kababs’ of the City of Nawabs now face a Rs.50 crore lawsuit over alleged trade infringement by one of their alleged relatives.
Mohammad Muslim, who claims himself to be the maternal grandson of the legendary one-armed chef, late Haji Murad Ali ‘Tunday’, and now operates ‘Lucknow Wale Tunday Kababi’ chain of restaurants in Lucknow and other places, has sued Lucknow-based ‘Tunday Kababi’s’ current owner Mohammad Usman for trade infringement and staked claim over the famous brand name and business. A city court has now asked Mohammad Usman to file a reply in this matter by September 27.
Mohammad Muslim has claimed that being the relative of late Haji Murad Ali Tunday, he has every right on his legacy and the famous brand. He has alleged that Mohammad Usman has unnecessarily created the inheritance controversy.
“I am the real kin of Haji Murad Ali. We are running Lucknow Wale Tundey in Lucknow and outside for quite some time now,” Mr. Muslim said.
However, Mohammad Usman has rubbished Mr. Muslim’s claim and stated that he was not directly related to the brand name of ‘Tunday Kababi’ in Lucknow with his partner. “He has no blood relation with us…I will fight the matter in the court,” he added.
Mr. Usman now owns the popular chain of ‘kabab’ restaurant in Lucknow and other cities across India.