AN AMAZING REVELATION OF THE USE OF TERM QUAID-E-AZAM NEVER KNOWN
BEFORE MIAN FEROZUDDIN, K.A. HAMEED USED SAME FOR KAMAL ATTATURK PASHA
AND AMAZINGLY THIS WAS ALSO DONE IN LAHORE IN 1938/1939 IN THE SAME SPIRIT
We come across old books all the time. Books inform as nobody else can. A publication in Urdu published in Lahore in 1939 on Kamal Attaturk Pasha (who was himself a hero for the region here), designates the Turk leader as QUAID-E-AZAM, and this designation is by the writer K.A. Hameed. We know of Abdul Hameed a fiction Urdu writer who was born in 1928, and as this book was published in 1939, it cannot be the same K.A. Hameed as mentioned earlier. In fact the author clarified himself as having a B.A from London as well as having a Barrister of Law degree. Well educated man. An author obsessed with Islamic values in progressive light. and looking forward to his icon in Attaturk.
K.A. Hameed dismisses many myths about Attaturk and writes in detail of him. Worthy of being analyzed in detail. As Attaturk died in 1938, this is a fresh reminder of those days. The New York Times had also written about the death of Attaturk. But K.A. Hameed reveals another clear detail about Attaturk. An assassination plot perfected in India by Mustafa Sagheer of Benaras (not Muradabad), on behalf of British Secret Service for 15 lakh rupees. The plot failed for USSR had warned the Turks about the plot and the man sitting in chair was not Attaturk as shots were fired on him. Mustafa Sagheer was arrested and later hanged on 24th May, 1921, in Ankara, Turkey. But that is another story for another blog. 007s were there all the time, even before Ian Fleming made the same famous in his books.
Our job is to explore and research. Only more research can bring out more facts and we will continue. Till then reflect on this new knowledge. Enjoy!