Historical Perspective of the Anjuman
For the preservation and upkeep of the trust of Dargah Shah-e-Mardan an Anjuman was formed as its trustee in the year 1947 A.D. by the name of ‘Guldasta-e-Haideri’. Its name was later changed to Anjuman-e-Haideri. The Anjuman was registered in the year 1954 A.D. under the leadership of Nawab Zain Yar Jung and Colonel Bashir Husain Zaidi. Col Zaidi was also made the Chairman of the management committee of the Karbala. Other founder members of the Anjuman were Janab Agha Mirza, Janab Maulana Syed Sulaiman Abbas Rizvi, Janab Mehmood Husain Naqvi Tabish, Janab S Husain Ali Jafri, Janab Hamid Husain Zaidi and Janab Ishtiaq Husain Shariq to name a few.
The List of Presidents till date:
The List of Secretaries till date:
Janab Agha Mirza Qazil Bash
The memorandum of the Anjuman was amended in 1996-97 and was also translated in English language. As per it the Managing Committee of 20 persons is to be formed after election by members of the Anjuman.
In 1995 the strength of the Anjuman was about 100. It then kept on increasing to 129 in 1998, 149 in 2001and 176 till September 2004. The elected body of 2004-07, declared through court, is still caretaker of the management of the trust.
To this day the Anjuman looks after the activities of Shah-e-Mardan and the Karbala and are their official caretakers (mutawalli). The Management Committee holds regular meetings for discussing the various agendas and to review the progress of the initiatives taken.
The latest initiative includes preparing a Master Plan for the protection and beautification of Dargah.
The major works include construction of an Entrance gate, Boundary wall, an Office of the Anjuman, a Clinic, an extensive Library, a modern Conference Room, Educational Institute, flats for the Pesh Imam, Muezzin, Dargah workers and tenants, enlargement of Majlis Khana, a separate hall for the ladies, enlargement of the Mosque, Construction of Colonel B.H. Zaidi Hall, modern Air-conditioned rooms for bathing and kafan of dead bodies.
(Reference from Dilli ke Dargah Shah-e-Mardan- Janab Khaliq Anjum, 1988 and reports of Anjuman-S J Abbas Safavi)