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Who invented the Hookah or waterpipe used most commonly for smoking tobacco ?

Tags: health, hookah, politics & government
Asked by khabardar, 07 Nov '13 11:37 pm
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The origin of the waterpipe is from the time of the Safavid dynasty in the Persian empire which extended into India to where it also spread during that time. The hookah or Argyleh soon reached Egypt and the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordan) during the Ottoman dynasty where it became very popular and where the mechanism was later perfected.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Nov '13 11:44 pm

 
  
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A physician named Hakim Abul Fath invented hookah during the reign of Emperor Akbar in India.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 08 Nov '13 02:13 pm

 
  
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