Gunjan Kumar, 50, had been working with the aviation sector in Patna for the last three decades. For years, he has heard in Hindi movies about the “Maner laddoos”, the sweet delicacy made with pure ghee, and which gave the nondescript place like Maner the national fame. But he never got an opportunity to visit Maner Sharif, barely 35 km from Patna. This is the unexplored tourist spot in Maner where the then Mughal Governor of Bihar Ibrahim Khan built a mausoleum in memory of Sufi saint Makhdoom Shah Daulat in 1616. The mausoleum, one of the exemplary displays of grand style of Afghan and Mughal architecture, is known as Maner Sharif.
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