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Mustafa Castle, Meerut

Mustafa Castle is a building of profound historical relevance located in Meerut, India. It was commemoratively built by Nawab Mohammad Ishak Khan [1860-1918] to serve as a memorial to Nawab Mustafa Khan Shefta, his father, [1804-1869] who was one of the most eminent and accomplished poets and critics of his era. Nawab Mohammad Ishak Khan died on 28 October 1918, leaving his eldest son, Nawab Mohammad Ismail Khan, at the helm. It was during Nawab M. Ismail Khan's career in the national struggle [1918–1958] that Mustafa Castle was markedly transformed into a hub of political activity Some of the politicians who have visited and/or stayed in Mustafa Castle are as follows: * Mahatma Gandhi [three days during the Khilafat Movement] * Jawaher Lal Nehru [three days during the Khilafat Movement] * Mohammad Ali Jinnah [twice during the Pakistan Movement] * Sarojini Naidu * Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad * Maulana Mohammad Ali * Maulana Hasrat Mohani * Vijaya Lakshmi Pundit * Bahadur Yar Jang of Hyderabad * Vithalbhai Patel * Bhulabhai Desai * Govind Vallabh Pant * Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan * Nawab Muhammad Ahmad Khan



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