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Alligators at Munga Peer [Mangho Pir or Magar Pir].

Photograph of crocodiles at Manghopir on the
outskirts of Karachi, taken by an unknown photographer, c.1900,
from an album of 46 prints titled 'Karachi Views'. Manghopir is the
shrine of the Sufi saint Sakhi Sultan Mangho Pir, or Saint of the
Crocodiles. The saint, it is said, came here from Arabia in the
13th century and meditated in a cave. Near the shrine is a natural
pond 400 feet long by 200 …