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'Spurious Mazaar': Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

'Spurious Mazaar': Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
'Spurious Mazaar': Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
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1970-01-01T05:30:00+05:30

What a privilege it has been to talk to some of the finest Urdu and Persian scholars with regard to Bedil's Mazaar. Shamsur Rahman Faruqi saheb was kind enough to respond to my query:

"As far as I know, Bedil's house (in which he was buried) was washed away by the Jamna in of her mighty course-changes. What now goes by the name of Bedil's mazar is spurious. I heard some while ago that when the President of Uzbekistan was due to visit here, he expressed a desire to do the fatiha at his mazar. So the archeology people tried to spruce up the phoney mazaar..."

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