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Abu Bakar [Abu Bakar ibni al-Marhum Dato Temenggong Sri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim] (1833–1895), sultan of Johore, was born in Teluk Belanga, Singapore, most probably on 3 February 1833, the eldest son of Daing Ibrahim (1810–1862) and his first wife, Encik Ngah (also known as Tengku Andak)...

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Ali, (Chaudhri) Muhammad (1905–1980), prime minister of Pakistan, 1955–6, was born on 15 July 1905 in Nangalambia village, Jullundur district, Punjab province, India. His father was Chaudhri Khairuddin, a farmer and member of the Arain community, his mother, Ayesha Khairdin; he was the third of five children, with two elder sisters and two younger brothers. ...

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Ayub Khan, Mohammad (1907–1974), president of Pakistan, was born on 14 May 1907 at Rehana, in the Hazara district of the North-West Frontier Province of undivided British India. He was the fifth child of Mir Dad Khan, a retired Indian army junior officer. The family were comfortably off, but not wealthy members of the ...

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Azad, Abul Kalam (1888–1958), politician and author, was born on 11 November 1888 in Mecca, Arabia. His father, Sheikh Khairuddin Dehlavi (1831–1908), was an Islamic scholar and Sufi who had migrated to Mecca about the time of the 1857 revolt and there had married an Arab woman, the niece of the mufti of ...

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Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali (1928–1979), president and later prime minister of Pakistan, was born on 5 January 1928 at Larkana, a medium-sized town on the Indus River in Sind, then part of British India. His father, Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto (1888–1957), was one of Sind's...

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928–1979) by unknown photographer, 1965 Getty Images

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See Fyzee, Atiya [married name Atiya Fyzee-Rahamin; known as Atiya Begum, and Shahinda]

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Haq, Abul Kashem Fazlul (1873–1962), lawyer and politician in India and Pakistan, was born on 26 October 1873 at Saturia, a village in the south of the Bakerganj district of Bengal, the only son of Muhammad Wazid, lawyer, and his wife, Saidunnissa Khatun...

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Husain, Sir Mian Fazl-i- (1877–1936), politician in India, was born on 14 June 1877 in Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, India, where his father, Mian Husain Imam Bakhsh, was posted as 'extra assistant commissioner'. He came from a family of Bhatti Rajputs from Batala...

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Husain, Zakir (1897–1969), educationist and president of India, was born in Hyderabad, the third of seven sons of Fida Husain (d. 1905), lawyer, and his wife, Naznin (d. 1911). The exact date of his birth is not recorded as it is said that his mother, fearing the evil eye, did not register his birth. In his passport it was given as 24 February 1897, but in other sources it is given as 8 February. His father belonged to a well-known family of Afridi Afghans who had long settled in ...

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Ismail, Sir Mirza Mohammad (1883–1959), administrator and politician in India, was born in Bangalore on 23 October 1883, the son of Aga Jan, honorary aide-de-camp to the maharaja of Mysore. He was of Persian descent, his grandfather Ali Askar Shirazi having left Shiraz...

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Jinnah, Mohamed Ali (1876–1948), creator of Pakistan, was born on 25 December 1876 at Wazir Mansions, Newnham Road, Karachi, the first of the seven children of Jinnahbhai Poonja (c.1857–c.1901), a successful merchant, and his wife, Mithibai (d. c...

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Khaliquzzaman, Choudhry (1889–1973), politician in India and Pakistan, was born on 25 December 1889 in Chunar, in the district of Mirzapur, of the North-Western Provinces of India. He was the fourth of the eight children of Sheikh Mohammad Zaman, an assistant tahsildar in British service, and his second wife, ...

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Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890–1988) by Narayan Vinayak Virkar © Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

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Khan, Abdul Ghaffar (1890–1988), Pakhtun nationalist, was born in the village of Utmanzai in the Peshawar district of the North-West Frontier Province. He was the fourth child of Khan Behram Khan, an influential Muhammadzai landlord. Following admission to a mosque school at the age of five, he was educated at the ...

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Khan, Agha Muhammad Yahya (1917–1980), president of Pakistan, was born in Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, India, on 4 February 1917, the son of Khan Bahadur Agha Saadat Ali Khan. He came from a family that had a military background. He joined the Indian army after his education at the ...