Saturday, May 4, 2013

Iqbal inside the final resting place of Sultan Fateh Ali Tipu

Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid [Official]

May 4, 2013

In 1799, 4th May, is the day of Shahadat of the greatest Muslim leader of the 18th century - Tipu Sultan, who chose death over disgrace, lived with dignity and died with honor.

His honorable saying in the battle field, just before his death, when he was asked to surrender to the British, has become a legend in the Muslim folklore - "a day in the life of a lion is better than a 1000 years of the life of a jackal !"

Allama Iqbal visited his grave and recited emotional poems for this great warrior, leader, inventor, thinker and visionary.

It is reported that this is the picture of Allama Iqbal at the muqam of Tipu in Mysore. Iqbal inside the final resting place of Sultan Fateh Ali Tipu, Mysore, India. This picture hung in the bedroom of the Allama at a prominent place, where he could see it the instant he awoke, till his dying breath. Such was Iqbal's love for Tipu.




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