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On the Agony of Nawab Viqar ul Mulk

Some people live their lives in an environment of splendid name and fame but, after their demise, world showers the brutality of ignorance upon them. This is what happened actually with Nawab Mushtaq Hussain who is also known as Viqar ul Mulk. I found nothing suitable but this couplet of famous poet Fani Badayuni to describe the agony of Nawab Mushtaq Hussain “Viqar ul Mulk”. Fani says,   “Nishan e turbat ayan nahin hai nahin ki baaqi nishan nahin hai    mazaar meraa kahan nahin hai kahin nahin hai mazaar meraa” Nawab Viqar ul Mulk was born on March 24 1841 in Amroha (Some sources say Meerut) in his Nanihal (maternal home). Nawab Viqar ul Mulk, former law secretary of Hyderabad State, former Governor of Warangal and one of the founding fathers of All India Muslim League was a personality of higher esteem and   reputed status in British India. In 1861, during his service in the government of United Provinces (Now Utter Pradesh) he came in contact with Sir Syed

A Day with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Almost three years since I have been living in Delhi. Delhi, my romance since childhood for I lived here in the stories narrated by my father. My father lived here till he was five, but had to turn back again to my hometown during the severe riots happened in 1947. My grandfather somehow managed to reach railway station with the help of a Hindu constable who put his own life to stake to protect my grandfather and his family. Anyway, many times when I visited Jama Masjid, this one place always caught my eyes. I never tried to look over due to many reasons. This is not the first time when I am visiting this place. This is the first time I am visiting it alone without any interruption or any hindrance made by friends. So, this is the place, mausoleum of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, personality which needs no formal introduction. Anyone having a slight acquaintance with the history and eminent personalities of India would know the majestic personality of Maulna Abul Kalam Azad. Ma