Sunday, October 26, 2014

Daud Khan Panni



Delhi Gate at Arcot Fort (Tamil Nadu, India), built by Daud Khan Panni, a Pashtun noble of Mughal empire (originally from Sibi) who served as Viceroy of Deccan and Gujarat during the reign of Aurangzeb. He was remarkable for his generosity and liberality which have passed into the proverb : 'Bani ta bani nahin ta Daud Khan Panri', that is , 'if the worst comes to the worst, there is still Daud Khan Panni to fall back upon.