Centenary of the Victor: The tomb raiders

21 Apr 2014 4:06 PM | Anonymous

He is a hero, and not just any hero. History has celebrated Ghazi Mohammad Ayub Khan, and matching tributes have been paid to the man who gave a humiliating defeat to the British army in 1880. He was an Afghan general from Maiwind, who was laid to rest in Peshawar.

The Victor of Maiwind as he is called popularly rests in a tomb made of pure white marble. Islamic calligraphy, geometric patterns and floral carvings beautified his last abode for a century. The tomb is in the Durrani graveyard compound where other family members of Sardar Ayub are also buried. Graves of former members of the Afghan monarchy are also here.


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