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Golden memories of Syed Ali Gillani at Lahore, Punjab University
Golden memories of Syed Ali Gillani at Lahore, Punjab University

LAHORE: (Thursday, September 2, 2021): Eminent Hurriyat leader late Syed Ali Gillani has spent a few years of his life in Lahore and had golden memories here. According to Prof Dr Rafi uddin Hashmir, former Chairman Department of Urdu, Oriental College, Punjab University, Syed Ali Gillani was about 12 years old when he came to Lahore. He resided at Mozang at the house of eminent Kashmiri writer Munshi Muhammad Din Foq. According to Pro Vice Chancellor and former Principal Oriental College Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Mr Gillani spent one year at Lahore and went back to his hometown. Later, he said, he came to Lahore again and got admission at a private college headed by eminent scholar Agha Baidar Bakht, which was affiliated with Punjab University. He said that the college was situated at Anar Kali. He said that Syed Ali Gillani passed the exam of Adeeb Alam conducted by Punjab University and later got admission in Adeeb Fazil program. Dr Mazhar said that during his studies, he received a letter from his family that his father was ill. He said Mr Gillani then left his studies incomplete due to illness of his father and went to his hometown.