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IRANIANS MARK ANNIVERSARY OF ISLAMIC REVOLUTION
Iranians attend a demonstration marking the 26th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution which toppled the pro-U.S. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in Azadi (Freedom) street, in Tehran on February 10, 2005. (UPI Photo/Ali Khaligh)
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Shah Mohammad (1780-1862) was a Punjabi poet who lived during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and is best known for Jangnama— a colossal work that gave an eyewitness account of the First Anglo-Sikh War that took place after the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

It was initially thought that Shah Mohammad was from Batala, a steel town in the Gurdaspur district.It took more than a century to establish that Shah Mohammad actually belonged to the border village of Wadala Veeram in the Amritsar district and not Batala.

It was Maula Baksh Kushta, a famous Punjabi critic, who also hailed from Wadala Veeram, who first pointed out that Shah Mohammad belonged to his own village.

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