Mangalore: Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday arrived here on Mangalore to attend the wedding of a class mate in the coastal town of Bhatkal.
Mohammad Umar and Tendulkar were good friends during their school days.
Tendulkar arrived in Bhatkal on Saturday evening and stayed at Ribco House, a resort on the seashore of the town.
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Sachin's visit to the town was kept as a secret due to security reasons, however, the news of his arrival spread like wild fire and huge crowd gathered around the hotel.
Mohammad Umar runs his business in Dubai, where his father Nayete Irfan runs a gold boutique as well, the sources said.
After an overnight stay, Tendulkar liked to visit the famous Kukke Subramanya temple but the temple authorities cancelled the visit as it was over-crowded today in view of the festival "Naga Panchami