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Nawabzada Muhammed Sher Ali Khan

BORN : 13 MAY 1913, Pataudi,Haryana,India
DIED : 29 MAY 2002, Lahore,Pakistan

FATHER : Nawab Muhammed Ibrahim Ali Khan [ - 30 NOV 1917]
MOTHER : Sahibzadi Shaher Bano Begum

Educated at Aitchison Chief's College, Lahore; the Prince of Wale's Royal Indian Military College, Dehra Dun and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the 7th Light Cavalry in 1933, he subsequently commanded the First battali on of the First Punjab Regiment during the Second World War, following this he served as the Defence Attache of the Indian Armed Forces in Washington DC. He commanded the Parachute Brigade during the 1948-49 Kashmir War in which action he was awar ded the Hilal-i-Jurat. He was appointed Adjutant General of the Pakistan Army and later served as the Chief of the General Staff. In 1958 he was appointed Pakistan's High Commissioner to Malaysia and in 1963 as Pakistan's Ambassador to Yugoslavi a with concurrent accreditation to Bulgaria. He served as Federal Minister for Information 1967/1969 and National Affairs 1969/1971. He was a member of Pakistan's Polo team for many years, Captain of the all Malaysia Polo team for six years and Pr esident of the Malayan Polo Association 1959/1963. He also established the Djakarta Riding/Saddle club and was its first elected President. He taught briefly at Aitchison Chiefs' college and was also Vice Chairman of its Board of Governors. He wa s the Co-founder and Chairman of the governing body of Vigar-un-Nisa Women's College at Rawalpindi. He was the Author of several books and the recipient of the highest civil awards from governments in Malaysia, Yugoslavia and Indonesia, and wa s a Dato of the State of Pahang in Malaysia.


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