Patna: Pakistan High Commissioner in India Salman Bashir paid a visit to the Khuda Baksh Oriental Library and went through several rare Arabic and Persian manuscripts stored there.
     
Accompanied by his Deputy Babbar Amin, Bashir, who is on his first visit to Bihar, stayed for about 40 minutes in the Library and perused a large number of manuscripts and rare books.
     
"Bashir sifted through rare manuscripts like Tarikh-e-khandan-Timuriya, Diwan-e-Hafiz and Diwan-e-Kamran," Library's Director Imtiaz Ahmad told.
     
"Tarikh-e-Khandan-Timuriya belongs to the Akbar era and carries the autograph of Shah Jahan," he said. The manuscript was inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2011, the only Persian manuscript from SAARC countries to make it to the UNESCO, he added.
     
"Diwan-e-Hafiz contains the autographs of Mughal emperors while Diwan-e-Kamran has the autographs of Shah Jahan, Jehangir besides British emperor Edward the VIII," he said.

(Agencies)

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