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05, Oct 2017 By shakeel ahmad

KANPUR: What I wanted to know during my childhood days has become clear now. As the word ‘Langaah’ surfaced into the news recently, a locality with the similar name in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh revived into my mind. At that time, there was ample curiosity to know the precise meaning of this probably Persian term. However, the curiosity remained covered as in those days none told me what the name actually related to. It was after several years the general idea of the word ‘Langaah’ became clear. It denotes a city, a tribe or a divine person. Today everything is available in the web world so there is no difficulty in searching whatever is required.

This locality still exists just in the small city’s heart. Neither the Town Hall nor the Ganges was too far from this locality. What was distantly located from this area was the reasonably famous opium factory there. Even the Montessori School was not distantly located. Definitely, the buried interest led to delve deep into finding the word’s meaning. It also came to be known that Langaah is a city located in the Jhelum district of the Punjab in Pakistan. While in our country this name signifies the Jat people living in Rajasthan and Punjab respectively. Originally, these people moved from Southern Punjab province in Pakistan.

The meaning of the word ‘Langaah’ is very near to a spiritual person who often relies on intuition for decision-making. The Langaah also claims to be the tribe of Afghan origin who turned up to Multan from some far areas in Afghanistan. Whatever it would have been the Langaah tribe must have been Pashtu-speaking people. Their history is not lost in the oblivion as their long rule over Multan has recorded in the history. It is indeed the tribal people connecting their name with the birthplace or the tribe. It was also the practice with the Persians as some assert.