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Yahya Khan

Early life Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan was born in Chakwal, Punjab, British Indian Empire on 4 February 1917, according to the references written by Russian sources.He and his family were of Pathan (Pashtun) origin. Few Pakistanis knew anything about Yahya Khan when he was vaulted into the presidency two years ago. The stocky, bushy–browed Pathan had …

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The Great Gama

Early life Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt was born in the Amritsar district village of Jabbowal into a Kashmiri Muslim family of wrestlers in the Punjab region of Northern India. He came from a wrestling family which was known to produce world-class wrestlers.[citation needed] The Butt family is believed by historians to originally have been Kaundinya gotra …

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Prince Aly Khan

Birth and education This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (March 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Aly Khan was born in Turin, Italy, the younger son and only surviving child of the Aga Khan III and Cleope Teresa “Ginetta” Magliano. His father …

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Yash Chopra

Early life B. R. Chopra (sitting left) and Yash Chopra attending audio release of Naya Daur. At the start of his career Yash Chopra worked as an assistant director for his director-producer older brother, Baldev Raj Chopra. Chopra was born on 27 September 1932 in Lahore, British India, into a Punjabi Hindu family in …

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Saadat Hasan Manto

Biography Early life Saadat Hassan Manto was born in Paproudi village of Samrala, in the Ludhiana district of the Punjab in a Muslim family of barristers on 11 May 1912. His father was a judge of a local court. He was ethnically a Kashmiri and proud of his Kashmiri roots. In a …

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Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

Early life Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq was born in a Punjabi Arain family in Jalandhar, Punjab Province of the British India, on 12 August 1924 as the second child of Muhammad Akbar, who worked as a staff clerk in the Army GHQ of India Command of British Armed Forces in Delhi and Shimla, prior to the independence of Pakistan from British colonial rule in 1947. Most accounts confirm that Zia-ul-Haq …

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Nargis

Early life and background Nargis was born as Fatima Rashid in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British Indian Empire (now Kolkata, West Bengal, India). Her father Abdul Rashid, formerly Mohanchand Uttamchand (“Mohan Babu”), was originally a wealthy Mohyal Brahmin Hindu heir from Rawalpindi, Punjab Province who had converted to Islam.Her mother was Jaddanbai, a Hindustani classical music singer and one of the early pioneers of Indian cinema.Nargis’ family …

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Raj Kapoor

Early life and background The Kapoor Haveli in Peshawar, in modern-day Pakistan Kapoor was born into a Punjabi Hindu family in 1924 at Kapoor Haveli, a house then owned by his father, in Peshawar, North Western Frontier Province, British India (in modern-day Pakistan), to Prithviraj Kapoor and Ramsarni Devi Kapoor. He was the eldest of six children in the family. He was the …

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Mehdi Hassan

Early life Mehdi Hassan was born on 18 July 1927 in a village called Luna in Jodhpur district in British India into a family of traditional musicians. He claims to be the 16th generation of hereditary musicians hailing from the Kalawant clan of musicians. Mehdi Hassan had his musical grooming from his father …

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Fatima Jinnah

Early life and career See also: Jinnah family Fatima was born on 31 July 1893, the youngest of seven children to Jinnahbhai Poonja and his wife Mithibai, in a rented apartment on the second floor of Wazir Mansion, Karachi. Fatima had six siblings: Muhammad Ali, Ahmad Ali, Bunde Ali, Rahmat Ali, Maryam, and Shireen. Of …

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Iqbal Masih

Childhood Iqbal Masih was born in 1983 in Muridke, a commercial city outside of Lahore in Punjab, Pakistan, into a poor Christianfamily.At age four, he was put to work by his family to pay off their debts.Iqbal’s family borrowed 600 rupees(less than USD$6.00) from a local employer who owned a carpet weaving business. In return, Iqbal was …

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Biography Early life and career Khan was born in a Punjabi Muslimfamily in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan, in 1948, shortly after the partition of India in 1947 during which his family had migrated to Pakistan from their native city of Jalandhar in Punjab, British India(now in Punjab, India). His family originates from Basti Sheikh in Jalandhar. His ancestors learned music and singing …

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