Iffat Shahab’s grave in Canterbury Cemetery [Kent, UK]
Passing from Canterbury last year, I vaguely recalled the town mentioned in Shahab-Nama, Qudratullah Shahab’s Autobiography. Shahab Sahib mentioned that his wife Dr. Iffat Shahab admired Canterbury as a place blessed by Hazrat Maryam [Virgin Mary] and wanted to be buried there.
I sent a quick email to Canterbury Council and received a prompt response, see below. As expected from the British, all records were kept in register in a pristine way with all details of Dr. Iffat Shahab as on record even after so many years.
I am sorry to have taken so long in replying to you. Iffat Shahab is buried in grave P-444 in Canterbury cemetery. There is a headstone and kerb surround on the grave space. I have attached a location plan of Canterbury cemetery which should help you to locate the grave.
Iffat Shahab, MD
Died at Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Date of Burial 19th June 1974
Grave No. P-444 Canterbury Cemetery
Canterbury City Council
Here is a photo of Dr. Iffat Shahab’s grave in Canterbury cemetery.