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M A RAHMAN CHUGHTAI
The artist belonged to a remarkable family of artists, architects, calligraphers, mathematicians, and astronomers.About twelve steps can be traced which moves the family from Lahore to Herat, then Timurid Capital. Very simply, Abdur Rahman Chughtai was son of Mian Kareem Baksh, son of Raheem Baksh, son of Mian Salah, son Mian Karam ud din, son of Amir ud din, son of Imam ud din, son of Lutufullah Muhandis, son of Ustad Ahmad Mimar, son of Yusuf Burkurdar, son of Hussain, son of Abdul Lateef. Ustad Ahmad Mimar was born in Lahore, after Ustad Yusuf had come from Herat with Emperor Babar. Ustad Yusuf was a student of Ustad Sinan of Turkey. What Ustad Ahmad did here is phenomenal? Eventually he became the Chief Architect of Emperor Shah Jahan and is responsible for most of the buildings in Shahjahani era. History records him as Architect of Red Fort Delhi, and Jamia Masjid Delhi. . But the most spectacular creation of his is the design for Rauza e Mumtaz Mahall more properly known as Taj Mahal. The recent memoir by Wayne Begley and Ebba Koch for the Harvard University records all this. Ustad Ahmad gave the world the Taj Mahal, Chughtai the artist did it in painting and gave a new School o Art. The Story Teller depicts the Taj Mahal as well as Chughtai handling of it. Genes rebound and creative genes rebound most.