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Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Personal life Early life Faiz Ahmad Faiz was born into a Tataley Jat familyon 13 February 1911, in Kala Qader (present-day Faiz Nagar), District Narowal, Punjab, British India. Faiz hailed from an academic family that was well known in literary circles. His home was often the scene of a gathering of local poets and …

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Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi

Early life Esakhelvi was born in Esa Kheil, Mianwali, Punjab Province, Pakistan as Attaullah Khan Niazi. Niazi is a populous Pashtun tribe based in extreme north-west Punjabprovince of Pakistan and eastern regions of Afghanistan. Attaullah developed an interest in music as a child, but music was strictly forbidden in his home. Despite the restriction on music in his home, Attaullah secretly sought to learn …

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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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Abdul Qadeer Khan

Early life Khan was born in Bhopal, British India, into an Khanzada (Muslim Rajput ) ethnicity family.His mother, Zulekha (née Begum), was a housewife. His father, Abdul Ghafoor, was an alumnus of Nagpur University and an academic who served in the Indian Education ministry then permanently settled the family in Bhopal State after he retired in 1935.After the partition of India in 1947, his family emigrated from India to Pakistan in …

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Wasim Akram

Early and personal life Wasim Akram was born on 3 June 1966 to a Punjabi Muslim Arain family in Lahore.Akram’s father, Chaudhary Muhammed Akram, was originally from a village near Amritsar in east Punjab, India, who moved to Kamonki, Punjab, Pakistan, after the partition of India in 1947. At the age of 30, Akram was diagnosed …

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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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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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Iskander Mirza

Origins Ancestral roots and family background Main articles: Mir Jafar and Nawab of Bengal Iskander Ali Mirza was born in Murshidabad, Bengal in India on 13 November 1899,into an elite and wealthy aristocrat family who were titled as Nawab of Bengal and later after 1880 Nawab of Murshidabad. Mirza was the eldest child of Fateh Ali Mirza (b. 1864–d. 1949) …

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Abdul Sattar Edhi

Early life Edhi was born in the late 1920s in Bantva in the state of Gujarat, India into a Memon family. In his biography, he said his mother would give him 1 paisa for his meals and another to give to a poor child. When he was eleven, his mother became paralysed from a stroke …

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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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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Early life See also: Bhutto family Zulfikar Ali Bhutto belonged to a Sindhi family, he was born to Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto and Khursheed Begum (née Lakhi Bai) near Larkana. Zulfikar was their third child—their first one, Sikandar Ali, had died from pneumonia at age seven in 1914, and the second, Imdad Ali, died of cirrhosis at …

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Muhammad Iqbal

  Personal life Background Iqbal was born on 9 November 1877 in an ethnic Kashmiri family in Sialkot within the Punjab Province of British India (now in Pakistan). His family was Kashmiri Brahmin Sapru which had converted to Islam.[not in citation given] In the 19th century, when the Sikh Empire was conquering Kashmir, his grandfather’s family migrated to Punjab. Iqbal often mentioned …

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