fakir : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man

  • Winston Churchill scorned him as a half-naked fakir stirring up sedition.
  • He bulldoggedly opposed the women's-rights movement, other civil-rights crusades and decolonization, and he called Mohandas Gandhi "nauseating" and a "half-naked fakir.
  • For the coffin, I read about an Indian fakir who was buried alive for a month.
News & Articles

  • Motown greats pay tribute to Maxine Powell: A 'style like I've never seen'
    In a warm, nostalgic reception at Detroit's Motown Historical Museum, artists including Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and the Four Tops' Duke Fakir gathered to greet and applaud the woman who ran Motown's internal finishing school and polished the label's young 'diamonds in the rough,' as she put it Monday night.
    Aug. 29, 2013 - Detroit Free Press

  • Farhan Akhtar in Hindu
    Not that 'Kartik......' is a full-fledged comedy. It's a thriller. But it has a lot of light funny moments, something that I missed out in my first two, actually three (the unreleased 'The Fakir Of Venice') starrers,Farhan told IANS.
  • Winston Churchill in Telegraph.co.uk
    In fact Churchill said in 1931 that Gandhi was "posing as a fakir" and that he strode "half naked up the steps of the vice regal palace".
  • Mbark Boussoufa in BBC News
    I am very happy with the national team call-up from coach Mohammed Fakir,Boussoufa told BBC Sport. "I have always dreamed of playing for Morocco and I am going to take this opportunity with both hands."

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