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India's gift to Musharraf - his birth certificate

April 15, 2005 19:28 IST

A special gift awaits Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf [Images] in Delhi, during his three-day visit beginning April 16 -- his birth certificate.

The birth registration record of Musharraf, who was born in Delhi, has been found by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation and the birth certificate is being prepared as asked for by the government, spokesman for the civic body
Madan Thapliyal told PTI.

"We have found an entry for a male child born on August 11, 1942, identified as "son of a Mr Musharraf" and delivered at the Lala Girdharilal Maternity Hospital," he said.

"We are making a birth certificate for this entry and will hand it over to the government," he said.

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During their visit to the capital last month, Musharraf's mother and elder brother had visited the Lala Girdharilal Maternity Hospital in Kamala Market and expressed the desire to get the birth certificates of her two sons Javed and Pervez, born in that hospital in July 1941 and August 1942 respectively.

"Begum Zarin became very emotional during her visit to the hospital and she could even recall the name of the then medical superintendent of the hospital and some of the staff members," said Indira Yadav, medical superintendent of
the 75-year-old hospital.

However, NDMC has found only an entry for a female child born on July 19, 1941, identified as 'daughter of Musharraf, son of Shaiffudin.'

It has also fished out another entry for a male child born on July 22, 1945, identified as 'son of Musharraf' and born in the same hospital.

"We will make a birth certificates for these two entries also," Thapliyal said.

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