Pakistani scholar Renowned Pakistani scholar Professor Khalid bin Sayeed was a guide and mentor for a whole generation of scholars working on Pakistan. Professor Emeritus of Political Science and adjunct professor of history at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, Khalid was widely respected in academia. In his first major work, Pakistan: ...
Turkish filmmaker and best-known artist. The artist who made his name with feature films - Serpent's Tale (1994), Lola and Bilidikid (1998) Kutlug Ataman later progressed into contemporary art and attained reputation as a showman. Clashed with his country's ruling military junta in 1980, Ataman fled to California and enrolled in film school. ...
Pakistani cricketer and coach A medium-fast-bowler Khan Muhammad helped greatly towards Pakistan's early success at Test level in the 1950s. He established a record as the quickest to take 50 wickets for Pakistan, in only 11 matches, a record that stood until the end of 1990. The newly formed Board of Control for ...
Saudi Banker The billionaire, Khalid bin Mahfouz, who paid $225m to settle charges of bank fraud in 1993 and later won a string of lawsuits in Britain against writers who had accused him of supporting terrorism typified Saudi Arabia's super wealthy. The magazine Arabian Business ranked him 24th in the list ...
Indian poet. A prominent Indian, poet, memoirist and short-story writer Kamala Das was known for her open discussion of women's sexual lives, a daring subject when she began publishing in mid-century. A prolific writer, Kamala Das composed most of her poetry in English. Most of her fiction, which appeared under ...
Urdu poet and writer.
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