Thursday, December 25, 2008

Maulvi Mushtaq Hussain alias Vaqarul Mulk

He was an able administrator, a good manager to liaison with and a man with multi-facial personality. He was born in Amroha, but through his administrative skills he found a job of Tehseeldar with Nizam of Hyderabad, who later promoted him as one of his able minister.
Maulvi Mushtaq Hussain alias Nawab Waqar Ul Mulk was later found by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan to assist him in his great academic mission to liberalize the Muslims of Indian subcontinent i.e. Aligarh movement. At Aligarh he proved to be the man of worth. He was the one who insisted the likes of Nizam to loose big buck from their enormous wealth for the mission. His academic and administrative skills made him the man who can never be forgotten by the Aligarh community.
At home in Amroha very few people know about him. Although, a beautiful gate stand tall in his sweet memory as Waqar Gate near railway station but his last rest place lye ruined.
His ancestral graveyard, known as Allhu Ka Bada at Bijnore road is a place where no one will ever consider a revisit. Place looks more like a ditch than a resting place of a majestic administrator. Heavily encroached, this graveyard is under threat of demolition by land mafia. A recent revelation about his resting place is that it has been sold out. None other but his own descendents have done the act that may leave his grave bulldozed some day.

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