On the occasion of the 68th Indian Independence Day we have presented a photo gallery of the 51st, 52nd and 53rd Syedna’s meetings with dignitaries of the Indian Republic. The very first Prime Minister of India, PJ Nehru visited Syedna Taher Saifuddin in Surat in the Jamea Saifiyyah and in a warm hearted gesture donned the Bohra Topi. Syedna Taher Saifuddin also dedicated Saifee Villa in Dandi to the Indian Government in the presence of PM Nehru. This was historic villa from which Gandhi ji began his path breaking salt march.
Syedna Burhanuddin RA continued to maintain good relations with the leaders of the Nation. The President of India Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed attended the inauguration of Rozat Tahera in 1975. In 2003 President Kalam paid a visit to Saify Mahal to meet Syedna Burhanuddin RA. The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh attended the inauguration of the iconic Saifee Hospital with Syedna Burhanuddin RA in 2005.
Syedna Qutbuddin TUS has also maintained cordial relations with many Indian leaders, especially the late Chief Minister of Kashmir Dr. Abdullah and the former Governor of Maharashtra H.E. Mohammed Fazal. When Syedna Qutbuddin TUS celebrated the PhD of his son Shz. Dr. Abdeali bhaisaheb in a function Mr. Fazal accepted Syedna’s invitation to the function to honour Dr. Abdeali bhaisaheb in Ivan-e-Husaini in Mumbai.
The leaders of the Nation have always recognized the guidance and example set by the 51st, 52nd and 53rd Syedna’s and have always held them in high esteem.