My friend Syed Salman Chishty ( email email@example.com, mobile 9829174973 ) is the Gaddi Nashin of Dargah Ajmer Sharif, which I hold in high respect, particularly since the great Emperor Akbar, whom I regard ( along with Ashoka ) as the greatest ruler the world has ever seen, was a regular pilgrim there. Salman is also Director of the Chishty Foundation.
Salman was born and raised in the Chishty family, a celebrated family in India, who are hereditary custodians of the 11th century Sufi shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty in Ajmer. His family has been serving the dargah for the last over 800 years. I have met Salman several times. He is a great man.
In response to my appeal posted recently he has sent me the following email :
" Adaab Dear Justice Katju Saheb,
I personally spoke on telephone to Mohd. Nazir and extended all support that they need on behalf of the Ajmer Dargah Sharif and Chishty Foundation. Also, I have asked some friends of Ajmer Sharif who live in Agra to personally go and meet the family and extend whatever support they can to the family.
I have also told the father that the family can come to Dargah Ajmer Sharif and live in our Sufi Khanqah Chishty Mahal as and when they feel like. We can take care of their stay and food throughout, along with employment option to their eldest son who is 20 years old to work in Ajmer Sharif with us. They can come to Ajmer Sharif during Ramzan, and we shall take it from there after discussions with the father as to how to address the needs of the family.
Thanks for connecting and enabling us to extend support.
Respect and regards to you, and we hope to host you as well soon in Ajmer Dargah "
I will certainly go to Dargah Ajmer Sharif soon after my return to India. My heart is always there