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Friday, August 13, 2010

It's a small world

Here's an interesting one -

Late Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran ... of the Rushdie fatwa fame (older generations might remember the overthrow of Shah's regime)

... He has a huge India connection ... It seems his grandfather was born in Barabanki , India and grumps supposedly lived in Lucknow for a long time ... said to have moved on when the British gained the upper hand in India ... the Ayatollah's born name - "Ruhollah ibn Mustafa Musawi Khomeini Hindi" ... so he was called "the Indian" ....

Interestingly .... the guy against whom he pronounced the (in)famous fatwa- Salman Rushdie .... also has Indian roots ... He was born in India and he studied in Bombay

aren't the Indians everywhere ...


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Bland Spice said...

very interesting. it's got to do with the shia connection. lucknow is still a major learning center for shi-ites.

interestingly,a a month back, while researching the old city of nishabad in iran, i found that one off its progenies happened to be saadat khan. the man who migrated to oudh and founded the nawab dynasty. well, well, well.

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