New Delhi: Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara in the Iranian capital had in the past saw many VVIPs from India at its doorstep. This time it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's turn when he tours the Persian nation from May 22-23.
PM Modi has paid obeisance at the Sikh shrine, founded in 1941, during his two-day tour of Iran.
In 2010, the then external affairs minister SM Krishna had visited the Gurudwara.
Krishna described Sikhs living in Iran as "wonderful Ambassadors of India".
In 2012, the then prime minister Manmohan Singh's wife had also visited the shrine.
The Gurudwara also has a school in its vicinity. According to wikipedia, there are about 800 members of the Sikh community in the area.
During his two-day visit, PM Modi will meet top Iranian leadership, including President Hassan Rouhani, to boost trade, energy and strategic ties.
He will also meet Iran's supreme religious and political leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
PM Modi is expected to sign a trilateral agreement on Chabahar – a strategic port on Iran's southern coast with Afghanistan – a high point of his visit.
India will help develop the port.