LAHORE (PR) - Maulana Zafar Ali Khan’s 58th death anniversary will be observed tomorrow (November 27). The nation will remember the great political leader, journalist, author and poet for his immortal services.

He was born in 1873 at Kot Marath, near Wazirabad. His father Maulvi Sirajuddin Ahmed - a close associate of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan - was a man of considerable ability and talent. Maulana Zafar Ali Khan received his early education from Mission High School. Then he was sent to Mahindra College, Patalia, where his uncle, Professor Abdullah Khan, taught Arabic and Persian. He graduated from the Aligarh Muslim University in 1892, after which he established himself as a well known writer of both Urdu and English literature. His articles were published in Makhzan, Zamindar and other leading English newspapers. In 1906, Zafar Ali Khan went to Bengal to participate in a meeting held by the All-India Muslim League. He was appointed Assistant Home Secretary of the then princely State of Hyderabad Deccan. 

Students visit historic places:  Students from across the country including Gilgit Baltistan and AJK visited historic places of Lahore on the invitation of the NPT. The students also visited mausoleum of Allama Iqbal and Hazrat Data Ganj Baksh.

The tour was arranged in collaboration with the City District Government, Lahore.