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Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi
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Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi ( November 1941)  is a spiritual leader, mystic and the founder of the spiritual movements Messiah Foundation International (MFI) and Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam.  He is controversial for being declared the Mehdi, Messiah, and Kalki Avatar by the MFI.
Shahi was born on 25 November 1941, in the village of Dhok Gohar Shah in the district of Rawalpindi of British India. He is a fifth generation descendant of the SufiBaba Gohar Ali Shah.
At the age of twenty, when he was the owner of F. Q. Steel Industries, Shahi began to search for spirituality, seeking out the saints and dervishes of the time. Eventually he became disillusioned in this search, and, disappointed in not receiving spiritual benevolence, he returned to work. Gohar Shahi then married and had three children.
Gohar Shahi left his work, family and parents and went to Shorkot, where he read the book Noor ul Huda (Light of Guidance),  written by Sultan Bahu. He then went to Sehwan Sharif for self-mortification and peace of heart, and spent a period of three years in the mountains of Sehwan Sharif and the forest of Laal Bagh in self-purification
Gohar Shahi authored a number of books and treatises, including one based on Sufi poetry known as Taryaq-e-Qalb, roughly translating to the "'Cure of Hearts'". One of his most prominent books is Deen-e-Ilahi (The Religion of God). Works by Gohar Shahi include:
The Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam asserts that Shahi died, and built a tomb for him at the Markazi Aastana in Kotri,  where devotees perform pilgrimage. Shahi's family, including his wife, five sons and a daughter, still resides in Kotri.
Source : Wikipedia


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