Off the shores of Lake Huron, to one of the first Imperial Lighthouses, and revisiting the story of first lightkeeper
Catching the trail from a seasoned patwari from Gujar Khan, following the remote routes into the rural heart of Potohar, refueling our car from an unorthodox gas station with quite an unorthodox filling mechanism, we eventually knocked at the doorsteps of Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Nishan e Haider.
stories from the war of September 1965 on Lahore front
revisiting Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed
and other soldiers and monuments
That morning, I had returned to those familiar fields, to explore that bridge on the old alignment of Grand Trunk Road; a bridge frequented by Muhgal Kings, and other Kings who were not Mughal, their royal entourages and battle expeditions; a bridge that had witnessed a Mughal Coronation.
A ghost railway line
A junction station
and the Grand Trunk Trail
… those who continued to fight even after the surrender
… with their names becoming immortal
and their tales, a source of inspiration
the tale of lion-heart and immortal Mahfooz …