Major General Nawabzada Sher Ali Khan of Pataudi HJ
, was born 13 May 1913, the second son of Nawab Ibrahim Ali Khan of Pataudi, in Pataudi
. He was educated at Aitchison College
, the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College
and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
He was commissioned into the 7th Light Cavalry
of the British Indian Army
in 1933. He subsequently commanded the First battalion of the First Punjab Regiment during the Second World War.
After the war, he served as the Defence Attaché
of the Indian Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.
. Having moved to Pakistan at independence, he commanded Pakistan's 14 (Parachute) Brigade during the 1947 Kashmir War
in which action he was awarded the Hilal-i-Jurat. He was appointed Adjutant General
of the Pakistan Army and later served as the Chief of the General Staff.
He was superseded along with the former Commandant Command and Staff College
Maj Gen M.A. Latif Khan when Maj Gen Musa Khan
and Maj Gen Habibullah Khan Khattak
were made C-in-C and COS respectively in October 1958.Nawaz Qasmi. Daily Dawn
, 3 May 2004
In 1958, on retirement from active service, he was appointed Pakistan's High Commissioner to Malaysia and in 1963 as Ambassador to Yugoslavia with concurrent accreditation to Bulgaria and Greece. He served in the cabinet of General Yahya Khan
as Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting & and National Affairs 1969 - 71.
He was a member of Pakistan's Polo team for... Read More