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Malik Ghulam Mohammad (1895-1956)

Born in Lahore in 1895, Malik Ghulam Mohammad belonged to a middle-class family of Kakazai tribe. Ghulam Mohammad joined the accounts services of India just after completing his graduation from Aligarh University. Primarily, he served in the Railway Board but then, during First World War, he was deputed on the …

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Mohammad Ali Bogra (1909-1963)

Mohammad Ali Bogra was born on 19th October 1909. He belonged to an aristocratic family of Bogra, East Benga. He was the grandson of Nawab Ali Choudhry. He studied at the Calcutta University of United India and started his career as a politician. In 1937 he was selected to the …

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Iskandar Mirza (1898-1969)

Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, was born on 14th December 1898 at Murshidabad a town and district of British India in the Presidency division of Bengal. He belonged to a feudal family of Bengal and was the great-grandson of the last Nawab of Bengal, Mir Jafar. He completed …

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Chaudhary Mohammad Ali (1905-1980)

Chaudhary Mohammad Ali was born on 15th July 1905. He got his primary education from Nahangal Arabia School; the school was then upgraded to middle level and Mohammad Ali completed his middle education from the same school. He was awarded a scholarship, on the basis of good performance, in the …

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Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892-1963)

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy was a Pakistani left-wing statesman of Bengali origin, and was amoung the Founding Fathers of modern-day Pakistan. He was elected as the fifth Prime minister of Pakistan and served from 1956 to 1957. Suhrawardy was born to the Suhrawardia family, on 8th September 1892, in a town …

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Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar (1898-1960)

Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar was born in Midnapore, Ahmadabad, on 15th April 1898. He belonged to the Muslim Chundrigar family. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Pakistan and remained on this post for only two months, from 17th October 1957 to 16th December 1957. He completed his graduation from Bombay …

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Liaqat Ali Khan (1895–1951)

Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, often simply referred as Liaquat, was one of the leading Founding Fathers of modern Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, he was also the first Defence minister and minister of Commonwealth and Kashmir Affairs, from …

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Qutbuddin Aibak

Qutbuddin Aibak is known in history as the founder of the slave dynasty and it is believed that the dynasty derives its name from Qutbuddin who was originally a slave. But it is also true that before accession, Qutbuddin had received the letter of manumission from his master (Mohammad Ghori) …

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Shamsuddin Iltutmism

Shamsuddin Iltutmish was a slave of Qutbuddin Aibak. Due to the good education and wide knowledge of the Islamic world, which he acquired during the early days of his adversity, he quickly rose to be the amir- i- shikar and son in law of his master within a decade. In …

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Razia Sultana

Razia the daughter of Iltutmish, succeeded her half brother Rukhnuddin Firoz Shah as the Sultan of Delhi. As her brother was lazy and engaged in sensual pleasures and failed to rule properly. Razia was a highly educated lady of courage and foresight. She was brought up by Iltutmish like a …

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