Imran Khan - Life & Achievements

Imran Khan is the most popular personality of Pakistan at this time. He was a famous cricketer and was the team captain of the Pakistani team that won the Cricket World Cup in 1992. After his retirement from cricket Imran Khan started social work and entered in to the politics. He formed his own political party by the name Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and started working for it.

Personal Life & Education

Imran khan was born in Lahore on 25 November 1952, his father's name is Ikramullah Khan Niazi, who was a civil engineer by profession, and his mother's name was Shaukat Khanum. Imran Khan got his education in at Aitchison College Lahore and the Royal Grammar School Worcester England. In 1972 he joined Keble College, Oxford where he studied philosophy, politics and economics and graduated with honors in 1975.

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Imran Khan married Jemima Goldsmith on 16 May 1995 who was a British born Jew but converted to Islam before marriage and changed her name to Jemima Khan. The couple has two sons, but they couldn't adjust and finally after 9 years divorced on 22 June 2004. The reason being that Imran Khan was busy in active politics and his lady couldn't adjust in to Pakistani lifestyle.

About a couple of years when Imran Khan became a popular politician he married another woman name Reham Khan, who was a divorcee. Initially she left a very good impression on everybody and achieved the status of a respectable 'bhabi' but soon the intentions of the lady were exposed. In fact she was in a hurry to achieve what ever she wanted, so Imran Khan has to divorce her also. So the second marriage of Imran Khan was also not successful. Whatever the reason is but this is their personal matter and we need not dig deep in to it.

As a Philanthropist

Imran Khan is very successful as a philanthropist and in 1991, he established Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust under whose arrangements he founded Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital and Research Center in Lahore. He worked very hard in getting donations from all around the world and people generously contributed in the fund amounting to over $25 million.

He also founded NAMAL College in Mianwali on 27 April 2008 that is providing thousands of students with modern education at very low rates.

The legend also founded Imran Khan Foundation aiming at helping poor people residing in the under developed areas of Pakistan. In collaboration with Buksh Foundation they have started a project 'Lighting a Million Lives', that aims at providing solar lanterns to the poor people of Mianwali, Dera Ghazi Khan and Dera Ismail Khan.

Imran Khan Politician

Imran Khan entered in to active politics and founded a political party by the name of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 1996. He supported General Pervez Musharraf's military coup in 1999 believing that he will bring positive reforms in the country. In 1999 election he won only his personal seat and all his party candidates failed. Imran Khan politician is very popular in Pakistan and his party PTI is getting stronger and popular day by day.

Imran Khan resigned from National Assembly along with others On 2 October 2007 in protest of the presidential election scheduled for 6 October, which general Musharraf was contesting without resigning as army chief.

He continued working hard and finally on 30 October 2011 he was able to conduct a most successful jalsa in Lahore where over 100,000 people gathered. Similarly he was able to attract a huge crowd of over 2,50,000 people in a jalsa at Karachi on 25 December. After that Imran Khan didn't looked back.

In 2013 elections Imran Khan's PTI emerged as a second largest party of Pakistan and people voted massively to Imarna Khan's policies. However being a new and in-experienced party they were deceived and massive rigging took place during the elections with the connivance of Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari.


In Khyber Paktunkhwa PTI emerged as a single largest political party beating all the old parties like ANP and JUI etc and formed its government with the help of Jamat-e-Islami and independent candidates. Imran Khan accepted the election results on the plea that thorough investigation must be carried out in the constituencies where rigging there are rigging complaints.

Imran Khan's party candidates filed number of rigging complaints in election tribunals but the ruling party adopted all the tactics to delay the justice and when more than 18 months passed without any outcome Imran Khan decided to start protest against it. He demanded to carryout investigation of just 4 constituencies but present Nawaz government paid to heed to it.

He finally gathered people at Lahore and then started his march towards Islamabad. At that time PAT of Allama Tahir-ul Qadri was also with him and both the parties reached Islamabad for a 'Darna' (Sit in).

Imran Khan Cricketer

As a cricketer Imran Khan was very popular and is loved by cricket fans till now. It will not be wrong to say that Imran Khan is the most popular cricketer of the Pakistan's cricket history. As the team captain of Pakistan cricket team Imran Khan cricketer won the World Cup of 1992 and reached the twilight of his cricket career.

Imran Khan was also a very popular cricket commentator and analyst and was highly paid for his analysis by the national and international media.

Awards & honors

� Imran Khan is featured in the University of Oxford's Hall of Fame and has been an honorary fellow of Oxford's Keble College.

� In 1976 and 1980, Imran Khan was awarded The Cricket Society Wetherall Award for being the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket.

� In 1983, he was also named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

� In 1983, he received the president's Pride of Performance Award.

� In 1985, Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year

� In 1990, Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year
� In 1992, Khan was given Pakistan's civil award, the Hilal-i-Imtiaz
� On 8 July 2004, Khan was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 Asian Jewel Awards in London, for "acting as a figurehead for many international charities and working hard in fund-raising activities."
� On 7 December 2005, Khan was appointed the fifth Chancellor of the University of Bradford, where he is also a patron of the Born in Bradford research project.
� On 13 December 2007, Khan received the Humanitarian Award at the Asian Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur for his efforts in setting up the first cancer hospital in Pakistan.
� On 5 July 2008, he was one of several veteran Asian cricketers presented special silver jubilee awards at the inaugural Asian Cricket Council (ACC) award ceremony in Karachi.
� In 2009, at the International Cricket Council's centennial year celebration, Khan was one of fifty-five cricketers inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
� In 2011 he was given the Jinnah Award.
� On 28 July 2012, Imran Khan was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in recognition of his services for cancer treatment in Pakistan.
� In 2012 according to Pew Research Center, seven out of ten Pakistani respondents offered a favorable opinion about Khan. The survey also revealed that Khan enjoys popularity among youth.
� He was the Asia Society's Person of the Year 2012.
� In December 2012, Global Post ranked him third in a list of the top nine world leaders.

Publications

Imran Khan has published six works of non-fiction, including an autobiography co-written with Patrick Murphy. He periodically writes editorials on cricket and Pakistani politics in several leading Pakistani and British newspapers. It was revealed in 2008 that Imran Khan's second book, Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan, had required heavy editing from the publisher. The publisher Jeremy Lewis revealed in a memoir that when he asked Khan to show his writing for publication, "he handed me a leather-bound notebook or diary containing a few jottings and autobiographical snippets. It took me, at most, five minutes to read them; and that, it soon became apparent, was all we had to go on.

Books by Imran Khan

� Khan, Imran & Murphy, Patrick (1983). Imran: The autobiography of Imran Khan. Pelham Books. ISBN 0-7207-1489-3.
� Khan, Imran (1989). Imran Khan's cricket skills. London : Golden Press in association with Hamlyn. ISBN 0-600-56349-9.
� Khan, Imran (1991). Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan. Chatto & Windus. ISBN 0-7011-3527-1.
� Khan, Imran (1992). All Round View. Mandarin. ISBN 0-7493-1499-0.
� Khan, Imran (1993). Warrior Race: A Journey Through the Land of the Tribal Pathans. Chatto & Windus. ISBN 0-7011-3890-4.
� Khan, Imran (2011). Pakistan: A Personal History. Bantam Press. ISBN 0-593-06774-6.

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