The Elephant problem in 1999
In the year 1999, there was a serious problem faced by the committee regarding the elephant procession. The regular elephant Rani which was used to carry the Mata Ghatam through the procession every year had fallen sick due to fire crackers busted in front of her during a political rally. The Nehru Zoological Park which owned Rani refused to lend her for the Procession. Though there were six more elephants in the Zoo, these were not trained to lead processions. So the last hope of the committee was on the elephant Hashmi which was used during the Bibi-Ka-Alam procession every year.