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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

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…

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…

Mehdi Hassan

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…

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…

Iqbal Masih

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…

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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…