Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

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Khan Ghaffar Khan
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Khan pictured in the 1940s
Born c. 1890
Hashtnagar, Utmanzai, Charsadda, British India
Died 1988
Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Resting place Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Other names Badshah Khan, Bacha Khan, Sarhaddi Gandhi, Fakhr-e-Afghan
Organization Khudai Khidmatgar, Indian National Congress, National Awami Party
Political movement Indian Independence Movement
Religion Muslim

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890 - 20 January 1988) (Pashto : خاں عبدالغفار خاں, Híndì: ख़ान अब्दुल ग़फ़्फ़ार ख़ान) was a Pashtun political and spiritual leader known for his non-violent opposition to British Rule in India. A lifelong pacifist, a devout Muslim,[1] and a close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, he was also known as Badshah Khan (also Bacha Khan, Pashtó: lit., "King Khan"),Fakhr-e-Afghan(pride of Afghans) and Sarhaddi Gandhi (Urdu, Hindi lit., "Frontier Gandhi").


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  1. An American Witness to India’s Partition by Phillips Talbot Year (2007) Sage Publications ISBN 978-0-7619-3618-3