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Mulla Do Piaza Abul Hasan

Birth:1540

Death:1600

He was not a fictional character. Abul Hasan came to India from Iran along with Humayoon on his return journey and became a favourite courtier of Akbar because of his wit and humour. It was said that when he landed in India he liked the dish called Do Piaza. He called this dish Syed ul Twam or the king of the dishes. He became famous as Mulla Do Piaza, because he never used to accept any body's invitation where Do Piaza was not served. Abul Hasan wrote Mirat ul Muzhakin, commonly called, Alnama, a manuscript of which is available at Asiatic Society Calcutta. His portrait can be seen in Johnson collections at India Office London. Abul Hasan was buried in Handiya, which is near Bhopal.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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