14 Dec

The diamond Kohinur is world famous and I have seen this stone in the Tower of London long time ago. It glitters and dazzles. Some short history of this gem is given here for those who are curious about it.


Excerpts from a book “MUGHAL INDIA” by Abraham Eraly, pp 523, 524.

Kohinur 1





Posted by on December 14, 2012 in LIFE'S GREAT MOMENTS


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15 responses to “KOH-E-NOOR, KOHINUR

  1. Rafiullah Mian

    December 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Dilchisp, bohot hi dilchisp sharing ki hay Janab nay.
    khusoosan Bhutto sahib ki taraf say dawa tu bohot dilchisp hay!
    Tanks for sharing with us.

    • shakilakhtar

      December 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

      bhutto ko chahiye tha ke kohinoor England se aur Takhte Taoos Iran se le aate.Nadir Shah heera aur takht donon le gaya tha.
      Indira Gandhi before she died was able to bring from Kabul aboard a C130 the grand Door of Somnath Mandir which was taken away by Mahmood Ghaznavi several centuries ago. Thank you very much for your comment Rafi bhai.

  2. Blood-Ink-Diary

    December 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    My wonderful respected dost Shakil sahab! A very brilliant post – one that definitely drew my attention as I am a lover of history, this subject has also weighed my mind a few times – thus I am delighted to have read it here! Kohinoor never belonged to England (then, again, we all know the Queen’s greed! Tsk Tsk!).
    Loved your comment on my recent post – shall respond to you on that soon. Wish to (one day) meet you Shakil sahab — actually, it would be great if Rafi Mian, youa nd myself met ! I can see many interesting conversations ignite amongst as three — from Ghalib to Africa – we can go for hours talking! Kaun jaane kab?! Kyon na umeed rahe….
    Buhut khoob article! Keep it up.
    Aadaab huzoor.

    • shakilakhtar

      December 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Raah meiN ham mileN kahaN
      Bazm meiN woh bulaaye kyuN

      I’m thrilled at the thought. tum donoN qareeb bhi ho ge, mukhatib bhi ho ge.tum ko dekheN ge bhi aur baat bhi kareN ge.
      wah kya andaz hai. I hereby offer my humble abode (in which exactly two rooms are always vacant after the girls found their own). I will write to Rafi Mian also. Think about it. New Zealand may not be more but is at least as much beautiful as Canada. Please do think.
      As for my comments on your speech, I was trembling with fear that you might take offence, but thank God you proved to be so gracious and great. Also I want to make clear that “African” who slept on the stairs was only a symbol for all of us third world, me included, and I oppologise to Africa for the laps.

      • Rafiullah Mian

        December 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        You two are very generous and great people!
        It would be really a great idea…but…
        ہم خاک نشیں، خاک سے اٹھ کر کہاں جائیں
        Ye Shaheen bhi ‘nayi nayi’ laikar aati hain 😛
        Aor maira tu ye aalam hay k : “nikaltay hain ghar say, tu sochaingay so baar”
        Shakil sahib, New zealand will be a nice place to meet some real and nice people but it is far from my reach 🙂
        Bus, Dua hay k aap k Dolat-Kaday ki ziyarat hojaaye !

      • Blood-Ink-Diary

        December 18, 2012 at 2:36 am

        Adab arz hay Shakil sahab,

        Mamnoon hoon for such a superb invitation. And, I have never been to New Zealand – though am sure far far better looking than Canada!
        Thus, it is apt that I quote Iqbal as my reply to you:

        “Nahin tera nash-e-mann kasr-e-sultani kay gumband per
        Tu Shaheen hai basera ker paharon ki chatanon per.”

        You see, my full name resonates in this verse: shaheen sultan ! Iqbal was alluding to me, jee haan — aap aur rafi ne dekh liye kya jaduu hay Shaheen ka! hahahha.

        Kyon umeed na kare to meet — all of us shall meet ek din achaanak!
        Buhut taazeem ke saath, adaab ji.

  3. Blood-Ink-Diary

    December 18, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Aur, pyare dost Rafi Mian,

    Sahi likha that Shaheen comes up with new ideas all the time. Aur, Ghalib ne haqeeqat likha tha:

    “hamko ma’aloom hai jannat ki haqeeqat lekin
    dil ke KHush rakhne ko, ‘GHalib’ yeh KHayaal achcha hai.”

    I am not giving up hope to meet the two of you in life. Agar New Zealand is too far Rafi, Pakistan tou sahi — shayad, aisa bhi waqt aye that Shakil sahab and I both are in Pakistan at the same time. Kyun na ho? We shall talk about such plans via email – the three of us have each other’s email.
    Aur, aap dono are totally invited to Toronto – my abode is open for my dear doston.
    Dil-shaad rahein Mian

    • shakilakhtar

      December 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      Dear Shaheen ji, Karachi seems to be perfect, I visit Karachi roughly once a year, mopstly in Dec/ Jan/Feb. I will keep both of you posted by email. Aap ki milne ki khwahish hamari apni kwahish ka partao hai. Bas aap ne kah dia. Allah aap ko hush rakhe. Yar zinda hai to milna bhi ho ga insha Allah.

  4. shakilakhtar

    December 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Rafi miaN, Shaheen Sultan ko abhi bhi fakhr hai apne naam pe, aur Mashaal naam bhi khoob hi hai. tum to yeh dekho ke jazba sadiq hai. woh kahte hain ke “Tu mera shauq dekh mera inrezar dekh.
    insha Allah Karachi mein mileN ge ek din.. Khush rahen.

    • Blood-Ink-Diary

      December 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Nahi na, fakhr nahi hai naam peh 🙂

      here is a shadow of me in one of Ghalib’s verse:

      “rone se aur ishq me.n bebaak ho gae
      dhoe gae ham aise ki bas paak ho gae

      ye masaail-e-tasavvuf, ye teraa bayaan ‘Ghalib’
      tujhe ham walii samajhate, jo na baadaa_Khvaar hota”.

      Aik aur…

      puuchhe hai kyaa vajuud-o-adam ahl-e-shauq kaa
      aap apanii aag se Khas-o-Khaashaak ho gae.

      And, yes, we shall meet, ek din ! Rafi, you have no choice but to bring your poetry book when Shakil sahab and I meet you in Khi.

  5. Rafiullah Mian

    December 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Lo, ab meri book ki nayi baat uchaal di hay Iqbal ki is “mu’annas (female)” Shaheen nay !

    Aray abhi tu Mulaqaat ka masla hal nahi hua… Book ka bhi daal dia… 😦

    I will offer my warm welcome to you both in Karachi’s warm n warming atmosphere. You know, I am the true ability of listening others – so you both will be entertain to see me listening with meditation!

  6. Blood-Ink-Diary

    December 20, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Leh Mian ji ! You are the poet. Here is how it goes:

    Rafi: “Main ronaq e mehfil hoon”

    Shaheen & Shakil : “Main shehar mein veerana”

    Thus-far, we have established our roles – rafi recites poetry and the two S’s – the audience! Ab jao and meditate as much as you wish, phir kabhi….

    • shakilakhtar

      December 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Rafi Bhai ab to aap kush ho jayiye ke kalaam sunne wale khud aa rahe haiN. Eh shayer lab e dam tha aur surah Yaseen se kuchh farq nahiN pad raha tha to kisi ne kaha,”inheN in ka hi kalaam sunao”. “Main sunata huN” achanak woh uth kar baith gaye aur suna suna kar sab ko labe dam kar dia.

      • Rafiullah Mian

        December 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

        Haye haye… ab kia main apnay itnay achay dostoN ko Karachi main maar kar baahir bhejoonga ! 😦

    • Rafiullah Mian

      December 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Both above dialogues k name change kardain… baqi sahi hain :p
      Rafi ko kisi nay Karachi main nahi suna tu ap Toronto aor Shakil sahib New Zealand say aakar kia sunaingay…

      Meray Moo main zubaaN nahi meray dost
      Main qalam say kalaam karta hoN 🙂


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