I was just listening dawra tafsir of Mufti Zarwali (day 11, 1:07:28 ) and he stated that Mawlana is the biggest Deobandi Alim alive on earth. The biggest scholar from the ulama haq. Called him Mutabahhir Alim. He studied dawrah hadith in Dhabel. Bukhari under Mawlana Shams al-Haq Afghani and Tirmidhi under Mawlana Yusuf Binnori. Over 90 years old. He called him ayatun min ayaat Allah.
He also named Mawlana Ghulam Mustafa Qasmi, of Shah Waliyullah Academy who recently died.
Perhaps others can relate their experiences with him.