Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mohalla Peerzada - A locality in Amroha

Peerzada is one of the many localities of Amroha. It lies in the center of the city. 95 % population of this locality comprises of muslims most of them educated including many engineers, doctors and lawyers. The locality is named so because the descendents of Peer Hazrat Shah abban Badar-e-Chishti(R.A) live here.

    Hazrat Shah Abban, a great sufi saint who came here from Kerman in Iran, esatablished his Khanqah and an adjacent mosque here. Even today his Khanqah exists and an annual "urs" is held here. He was given the name “Shah Abban” by his followers which means “Father of Kings(Sufis)" . He is the ancestor of Amroha's RIZVIS.

There are three mosques and four primary schools in the locality.

Some other important places:

Asad cable Network: 
         The largest entertainment network of the district. Its also an advertisement agency. The local NEWS channels NNI live is also broadcasted from here.

Ghaate ki gali :
         This is ghostly street in the locality which even today people are scared to cross during night. People claim to have seen and even followed by ghosts there.

AP Health Club:
         Its the most reputed gymnasium of Amroha. Altough the facility is available only for gents.

Khari Kuan: 
         It’s a famous landmark and can also be considered a sub-locality. ‘Khari’ means ‘Saline’ and ‘Kuan’ is ‘a well’ in Hindi. Actually the landmark used to be a well with saline water . It was filled later and now a transformer is placed on its top. This sub-locality is home of Amroha’s JAFRI community.


  1. Mashallah nice to learn about the ancestors of the Rizvi's of Sadaat-e-Amroha. I descend from the Jilani's, Shah Gada from Cot, and Naqvi's through Shah Wilayat from Pirani Sera.

    I am trying to put together an elebarote website for the various Sadaats of Sadaat-e-Amroha and will include Shah Abban.

  2. bhai kiya zabardast describe kiya hai, loved it writer!

    1. Thanks Aamir. You are so encouraging. But the best is yet to come. :)