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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2019 11:31 a.m. PST

"KOLKATA: Bespectacled and grey hair brushed back, Husain Shah, 70, is the quintessential elderly Bengali man next door. But within him he carries a historic legacy, as a direct descendant of Tipu Sultan, the king of Mysore who valiantly fought the British.

"We are born and brought up in Kolkata now for many generations; so that makes me a Bengali," says Husain Shah of his identity. He's a businessman, the owner of an agency that supplies fuel to retailers.

Tipu was the grandfather of Husain Shah's great grandfather Anwar Shah, who has a major thoroughfare named after him in Kolkata…."
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