THE PRESENCE OF SIR AKBAR HYDARI IN LAHORE
A CAR LIFT BY DR ALLAMA IQBAL TO CHUGHTAI BROTHERS
An event in Lahore of historical nature
The University of Punjab in 1926 invited Sir Akbar Hydari Prime Minister of Hyderabad Deccan to Lahore to preside over its annual convocation and distribute degrees to students. Dr Allama Iqbal expressed an interest to meet him and took both the Chughtai brothers with him in his motor car. Akbar Hydari was staying at the house of Sir Muhammed Shafi near Lahore High Court, They all went to meet him in the motor car of Dr Allama Iqbal. Sir Akbar Hydari was very much interested too hear the proposed publication of illustrating Mirza Ghalib by M.A. Rahman Chughtai.
Later Dr Iqbal took both the brothers with him in his car to Fane road to the house of a Parsee couple, Mr and Mrs Wasoghar to meet Italian scholar Dr Scharpa. The meeting was planned by Dr Iqbal well in advance, as the Italian scholar was working on the translation of Iqbal’s verses into Italian language. Both the Chughtai brothers were present with Dr Allama Iqbal at both events. Mrs Wasoghar was graduate of Oxford University and a Professor of English at D.A. V College Lahore. The whole set up was of ardent admirers of Dr Allama Iqbal. A new fan folloewing of M.A. Rahman Chughtai was there too