A PARTICULAR TYPE OF TAJIK FACE

The old man to the left is one of my poorer village cousins, Mir Naseemullah Akhundzada (Shalmani) — whose family looks after the shrine of our ancestor Mirsaid Kamil Shah (aka Akhund Zafar Baba) in the lower Mohmand region of Panjpao, adjoining Shabqadar town.
The face of Haji Fazl-e-Ghaffar Shalmani, above — one of the elders of the Shalmani community in Thana, Malakand — is an almost exact copy of my cousin’s pictured above.
Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan — also displays the same facial features.

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Akhundzada Arif Hasan Khan

Akhundzada Arif Hasan Khan

Scholar, Historian, Ethnologist, Philosopher, Activist.

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