THE 159TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF SALAH MIMAR CHAUGHATA
THE CREATIVE LEGACY IN LAHORE OF M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI
Two architects of Herat, namely Yusuf Mimar and Issa Mimar, sought guidance under Mimar Sinan of Turkey. Historians speak of their journey to Hindustan with Emperor Zaheer ud din Baber. Infatuated with Lahore, they sought their residence here and moved to other areas of the region. Ahmad was born in Lahore and the affix Lahori was attached to his name forever. Our archives are full of facts about this creative family.
This is pay homage to 159th death anniversary of Mian Salah Mimar Chaughata, who was born in Lahore and died in Lahore on 11th May, 1858. He was reputed to have attained the age of 120 years plus. Many Sikh buildings as well as of later Mughal period are attributed to him.
We write about the family all the time. This is a day to remember their contributions to culture of Lahore. And seek prayers that present barbarians should not erase the legacy of this family forever!