Macron, France’s President tours Dargah in Delhi’s Nizamuddin

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French President Macron Visits Historical Shrine in India – Exclusive to Reader Wall

According to recent reports from Reader Wall, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, made a significant visit to the Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia, a renowned 700-year-old shrine in India, this past Friday evening.

Macron’s Schedule in Delhi

The French leader, who was the esteemed guest of honor at the 75th annual Republic Day celebration held at Kartavya Path in Delhi, arrived at the Nizamuddin Aulia shrine, regarded as the heart of Sufi culture in India, at around 9:45 in the night.

The accounts suggest that President Macron stayed at the shrine, which serves as the mausoleum of the celebrated Sufi, Nizamuddin Auliya, and his disciple Amir Khusrau, for over thirty minutes.

Inter-country Cordiality

Prior to this, the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, had welcomed President Macron at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential estate, and had organized a banquet in his honor.

In her greeting speech, President Murmu stated that having the leaders of both nations as guests of honor at each other’s consecutive National Day parades and festivities is a historic occasion. She further added that this serves as “a symbol of the depth of our friendship and the strength of our partnership”.

Historical Background of Nizamuddin Aulia

The Nizamuddin Aulia shrine is significant in the cultural and spiritual history of India. The mausoleum is dedicated to the noted Sufi saint, Nizamuddin Auliya, who was an influential spiritual leader of his time, and his disciple Amir Khusrau, a prominent poet and musician.

  • The shrine remains a significant center of Sufi culture in India, frequently visited by people of all faiths to offer their respects and seek blessings.
  • The visit of the French President to this historical site underlines the deep cultural and historical ties between France and India.


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