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Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin

Birth:1915
Death:2014

The spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra Muslims. The 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq (Summoner with comprehensive authority) of the Shia Fatimi Ismaili Tayyibi Muslims, commonly known as Dawoodi Bohras, Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin 'played a dynamic role in bringing his flock into the 21st century while maintaining their spiritual traditions.' Leader of ...

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Salimuzzaman Siddiqui

Birth:1897
Death:1994

A leading Pakistani scientist in Natural Product Chemistry Called the last Renaissance man, Dr Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, a leading Pakistani scientist in Natural Product Chemistry, is credited for pioneering the isolation of unique chemical components from the Neem, Rauwolfia and various other flora. He was a polymath of social and natural ...

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Sakar Khan

Birth:1938
Death:2013

Folk musician A master of kamancha or kamaicha, a bowed stringed instrument, Sakar Khan excelled in learning, performing and collecting a huge amount of music dating back generations, perhaps centuries, handed down from father to son. Learning from his father, at an early age, Sakar Khan played 17-string instrument created ...

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Samina Baig

Birth:1990
Death:

Scaled Mount Everest The youngest women, Samina Baig, reached the 8,850-meter peak of Mount Everest on 19 May 2013. She joined a small but growing list of Muslim women to climb the world's highest mountain. In 2010, she became the first person to reach the summit of the 6,400-meter Chaskin Sar peak. She ...

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Shamshad Begum

Birth:1919
Death:2013

Singer extraordinaire Leading singer and reigning queen of Bollywood, Shamshad Begum was known for her distinctive nasal twang in the 1940s and 1950s. She was a versatile singer. Her golden voice immortalised songs such as Saiyyan Dil Mein Aana Re (Bahar: 1951) and Leke Pahla Pehla Pyar (C.I.D: 1956). Born ...

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Siraj Ul Haq Memon

Birth:1933
Death:2013

Acclaimed Sindhi language novelist A renowned novelist, writer, scholar, journalist, historian and literary researcher and linguist of Sindhi language Siraj Memon wrote several novels and books. Starting his career as a lawyer Siraj Memon after passing the Pakistan Public Service Commission examinations in the early 1960s joined the Income Tax ...

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Sayeeda Warsi

Birth:1971
Death:

British politician Created life peer, in 2007, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was shadow minister from 2007 to 2010. Chairman of the Conservative party (2010 - 2012) Baroness Warsi, in 2012, became minister of state for faith and communities and foreign and commonwealth affairs. Lady Warsi who championed David Cameron's bid to lead the Tory Party in 2005 and ...

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Said Khalil Aburish

Birth:1935
Death:2012

Writer and historian A Palestinian journalist, Said Khalil Aburish wrote several books on the region, including a portrait of three generations of his sprawling family. His writing notably blunt accused Arab leaders of being 'stooges' of Western powers and indifferent to the wellbeing of their citizens. In his book, 'A ...

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Salman Khan

Birth:1977
Death:

YouTube professor to millions around the world. An American educator and the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform Salman Khan is a world-class tutor and pioneer for the digital age. His video-driven teaching method has produced over 3000 videos elucidating a wide spectrum of academic subjects, mainly ...

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Birth:1978
Death:

Activist and filmmaker In her effort to raise awareness of the plight of acid attack victims, winning an Oscar, in 2012, for her short subject documentary film, Saving Face, boosted up Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Her film chronicles the struggles of acid-attack survivors as well as the effort ...

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