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Meet Gulfishan Ahmed, the unofficial tour guide of Shalimar Gardens in Lahore, Pakistan. Gulfishan's job title is that of a security guard but his interest in history has made him the unofficial tour guide of the Mughal-built gardens.

Being the eldest among five siblings, Gulfishan had other responsibilities towards the family and only managed to fulfill his dream of getting a degree recently. Gulfishan's thirst for knowledge, combined with his passion for history, is what led him to briefing people everyday about the past glories of the place where he is employed.

Watch as Gulfishan walks through the Shalimar Gardens, talking about the history of the grand site, his journey of becoming the unofficial tour guide and his hopes for the future.



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Mahmood Aug 15, 2013 08:35am

Four years ago I visited Shalimar Gardens. I was shocked to see as to how it was in a neglected state. It required repairs. The same was inside the Shahi Qilla. These historic places must be kept in good condition other wise with time w will lose them beyond repair.

Shailendra Aug 15, 2013 08:19pm

All the best to Gulfishan Ahmed - hope you will achieve your dream of becoming MBA.