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What do you know about Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, the Frontier Gandhi?

Asked by Francisco, 17 Feb '09 12:05 am
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He was a true Gandhian who really believe in the concept of a secular and democratic India. He was one of the few who openly despised the concept of Pakistan. Unfortunately he was saddedned and burdened by the consequences of partition
Answered by Saj Sierra, 17 Feb '09 12:08 am

 
  
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Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890 20 January 1988) was a Pashtun political and spiritual leader known for his non-violent opposition to British Rule in India. A lifelong pacifist, a devout Muslim,and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he was also known as Badshah Khan (also Bacha Khan, Urdu, Pashto: lit., "King Khan"), and Sarhaddi Gandhi (Urdu, Hindi lit., "Frontier Gandhi"). In 1985 he was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. In 1987 he became the first non-citizen to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.

Ghaffar Khan was born into a generally peaceful and prosperous family from Charsadda, in the Peshawar Valley of British India. His father, Behram Khan, was a land owner, farmer, and the chief of the Mohammedzais ("sons of Mohamed") tribe of the Pashtun people. Ghaffar was the second son of Behram to attend the British run Edward's mission school -- an unusual arrangement since it was discouraged by the local mullahs. At school the young Ghaffar did well in his stu ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 17 Feb '09 08:20 pm

 
  
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Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a Pashtun political and spiritual leader of India. He was widely respected for his non-violent resistance to the British's sway over the country and was known to be a devout follower of the great Mahatma Gandhi.
Answered by Lucky, 17 Feb '09 12:08 am

 
  
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