Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan
() ( born 1882
- May 9, 1958) popularly known as Dr. Khan Sahib
was a pioneer in the Indian Independence Movement
and a Pakistan
He was born in the village of Utmanzai
, near Charsadda
in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
. His father, Bahram Khan was a local landlord.
Khan Sahib was eight years older than his brother, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
After matriculating from the Edwardes Mission High School in Peshawar, Khan Sahib studied at Grant Medical College
(present day Mumbai
). He subsequently completed his training from St Thomas' Hospital
in London. During the first World War he served in France and Medical Services]] and was posted in Mardan
with the Guides regiment
. He resigned his commission in 1921, after refusing to be posted in Waziristan, where the British Indian Army was launching operations against fellow Pakhtuns.
Contribution to the Indian independence movement
In 1935, Khan Sahib was elected along side Peer Shahenshah of Jungle Khel Kohat as representatives of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to the Central Legislative Assembly
in New Delhi
With the grant of limited self-government and announcement of provincial elections in 1937, Dr. Khan Sahib led his party to a comprehensive victory. The Frontier National Congress, an affiliate of the Indian National Congress
emerged as the single largest party in the Provincial Assembly.
Politics in Pakistan 1947 - 1954
At the time of independence, he was the chief minister... Read More