Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal among regular visitors to Lahore’s oldest bakery

Lahore, 18th December: South Asia’s oldest bakery situated in Punjab, Pakistan, still offers the same taste.

Baaghi TV: According to reports, loyal customers claim that even after 140 years of its inception, the bakery is still offering the same taste and quality.

It is located in Lahore’s famous and oldest Anarkali bazaar and was founded on January 1, 1879. Known by the name of ‘Mohkam-ud-din & Sons’, the confectionary is popular for selling some of the daintiest cakes and biscuits in the city.

Geo News has reported that renowned personalities like Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal, Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru were regular visitors to the bakery, and were big fans of its finger biscuits and cakes.

The confectionary garnered lots of praises at the time when people of the subcontinent were unfamiliar with the concept of cakes, biscuits, and other bakery items.

The owner of the bakery and the grandson of Mohkamuddin, Mohkam Naqvi claims that it is South-Asia’s first-ever bakery.

He shared that the bakery’s finger biscuits and cakes were liked by famous personalities like Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Jawaharlal Nehru, Feroz Khan Noon, Mumtaz Daultana, Nawab of Junagadh, Sir Henry Lawrence, and the renowned poet Allama Iqbal.

Naqvi further said that the bakery still makes cakes for foreign dignitaries, ambassadors, and ministers and it also specialises in Christmas cakes.

He added, “We have our own recipes that make them unique and delicious.”

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