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Fijian High Commissioner Calls On Prince of Arcot In Amir Mahal, Chennai

The Prince of Arcot is considered the "first nobleman in the Muslim community of South India".
13 Feb 2019 13:12
Fijian High Commissioner Calls On Prince of Arcot In Amir Mahal, Chennai
Fiji High Commissioner to India, Yogesh Punja called on the Prince of Arcot Mohammed Abdul Ali, at the latter’s ancestral official residence in the city on Tuesday. Photo: Express

Fijian High Commissioner to India Yogesh Punja called on the Prince of Arcot Mohammed Abdul Ali, at his ancestral official residence on Tuesday.
A release from Amir Mahal said Mr Punja was accompanied by his wife, Adi Melika Punja.

Mr Punja commended the Prince for his active services in the promotion of peace and unity.

According to the Hindu national newspaper in India, the Prince of Arcot is considered the “First nobleman in the Muslim community of South India”.

He heads various religious endowments, charitable organisations and educational trusts.
The prince resides at Amir Mahal, a 14-acre residence of the eighth Prince of Arcot.

“More than 300 years ago, his ancestor Zulfikar Ali Khan was summoned from Mecca by Emperor Aurangazeb in order to fight against the Marathas. In the 17th Century when the Marathas were holding sway in the Southern Carnatic from their stronghold at Gingee, Zulfikar Ali Khan came down and inflicted a crushing defeat on the ruler Rajaram.”

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