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Imran Khan is a Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician

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BirthdayOctober 5, 1952
NationalityPakistani
FamousOxford University, Leaders, Political Leaders, Prime Ministers, Cricketers, 22nd Pm of Pakistan
SpousesBushra Maneka
SiblingsAleema Khanum, Rani Khanum, Rubina Khanum, Uzma Khanum
Known asImran Khan Niazi
ChildrensQasim Khan, Sulaiman Khan
Universities
  • Oxford University
  • Cathedral School
  • Lahore
  • Royal Grammar School Worcester
  • England
  • Aitchison College
  • Lahore
  • Keble College
  • Oxford
Notable Alumnis
  • Oxford University
Birth PlaceLahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
Political IdeologyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
ReligionIslam
Height185
GenderMale
FatherIkramullah Khan Niazi
MotherShaukat Khanum
Net Worth$50 million as of Jan 2017
Sun SignLibra
Born inLahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
Famous as22nd PM of Pakistan

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Who is Imran Khan?

Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi is a Pakistani former cricketer and the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. He became an inspiration to youngsters venturing into cricket. He rose to popularity with his amazing talent as one of the finest cricketers Pakistan has ever produced. His journey of transforming from the biggest heartthrob of cricket to an influential politician is highly impressive and motivating. He is credited for leading Pakistan to its first ever Cricket World Cup title in 1992, defeating England, thereby being termed as the most successful and prominent cricket captain of Pakistan. This champion cricketer surprised the world as an exceptional fast bowler and a great all-rounder, making the game of cricket more popular in his country. He excelled not just in the cricketing arena, but also in the political world and social ground. He retired from cricket in 1992 and entered politics by forming his own party – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice). He established the first cancer hospital, in Lahore, after losing his mother to the deadly disease. He is involved in raising funds for various health and educational projects, coming out a helping hand for the underprivileged and deserving.

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Childhood & Personal Life

Imran Khan Niazi was born on October 5, 1952, in Lahore, into a well-off Pashtun family to Ikramullah Khan Niazi and Shaukat Khanam.

He completed his schooling from English-medium Aitchison College, Lahore, and went to Royal Grammar School Worcester, England, to pursue higher studies.

He graduated in philosophy, politics and economics from Keble College, University of Oxford, in 1975. Hailing from a cricketing family, he played the game as a teenager in Pakistan and continued in England.

Career

He made his test debut in the 1971 English series in Birmingham, but failed to make a mark due to his not-so-good performance.

In 1974, he debuted in One Day International (ODI) in the Prudential Trophy and was selected in the national team after returning to Pakistan.

His splendid performance against New Zealand and Australia during 1976-77 added to his rapid success, which made him a prominent fast bowler in Pakistan during the 1980s.

He was chosen as the captain of Pakistan cricket team in 1982. He performed stupendously as a fast bowler and all-rounder, leading his team to its first Test victory against England, at Lord’s, after 28 years.

Under his captaincy, Pakistan won 14 out of 48 test matches played, losing out on 8 and 26 resulting in a draw. In the ODI version, he played 139 matches, with 77 wins, 57 losses, and one tie.

A stress fracture in his shin kept him away from cricket for two years. He returned and gave Pakistan its first ever Test series win against India in 1987, followed by Test series win in England.

He retired in 1987, but returned in 1988, upon Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq’s request. He won a Test series against West Indies and was declared ‘Man of the Series’ for his 23-wicket haul in 3 tests.

In 1991, he established Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, a charity organization associated with research and development of cancer and other related diseases, named after his mother.

He retired from cricket in 1992, with 3807 runs and 362 wickets in tests and 3709 runs and 182 wickets in ODI.

He entered politics in 1997 by setting up his own party ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’ (PTI), as an initiative to eradicate mismanagement and corruption in Pakistan.

He contested in October 2002 elections and was elected as a Member Parliament from Mianwali.

In 2008, he founded Namal College, an associate college of the University of Bradford and established the 'Imran Khan Foundation.'

During the 2013 election campaign, he started ‘Naya Pakistan Resolution’, after which his party posed a threat to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

He rejected an offer to collaborate with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

He injured his head and back upon tumbling from a stage during a campaign rally, four days prior to elections and continued to vote appeal from the hospital but his party lost to the PML-N.

In the 2018 Pakistan general elections, Imran's party won the largest number of seats defeating the ruling PML-N. He took oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18, 2018.

His views on cricket have been published in different British and Asian newspapers and Indian publications, including Outlook, Guardian, Independent, and Telegraph.

He is actively involved with commentary on cricket matches for various sports networks, like Star TV, BBC Urdu, and TEN Sports.

Records & Achievements

He became the hero of Pakistan in 1992 when he accomplished his greatest success winning the first ODI Cricket World Cup for Pakistan, defeating England in the finals, at Melbourne, despite suffering from a ruptured shoulder cartilage.

This all-rounder’s triple in 75 tests, comprising of 3000 runs and 300 wickets, is said to be the second fastest record behind English player Ian Botham’s 72.

His world records as a captain include most wickets, best bowling strike rate and best bowling average in test, and best bowling figures (8 wickets for 60 runs).

Awards

He received ‘The Cricket Society Wetherall Award’ for being the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket, in 1976 and 1980.

He was honored with the ‘Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year’ award in 1985.

He was awarded the second highest civilian award, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, from the Government of Pakistan.

In 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asian Jewels Awards, London, towards his support for various charity programmes.

He was given the Humanitarian Award at the 2007 Asian Sports Awards, in Kuala Lumpur, for setting up the first cancer hospital in Pakistan.

He received the special silver jubilee award, along with other cricket legends, at the inaugural Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Awards, in Karachi, in 2009.

In 2009, he was inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame, as part of its centennial year celebration.

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh awarded him an honorary fellowship, towards his efforts for cancer treatment in Pakistan, in 2012.

He was declared ‘Person of the Year 2012’ by Asia Society and listed at #3 in the ‘top nine world leaders’ by GlobalPost.

Personal Life & Legacy

He married English socialite Jemima Goldsmith in a traditional Islamic ceremony in Paris, in May 1995, who converted to Islam before marriage. The couple re-married in a civil ceremony in Richmond, after a month. They have two sons – Sulaiman Isa (1996) and Kasim (1999). The couple ended their nine-year old marriage in June 2004, citing difficulties in adapting to the Pakistani life, by Jemima, as the reason.

His decision to foray into full-fledged politics struck his marriage, resulting in attacks by his opponents on the pretext of being related to Zionists, since Jemima’s father was a Jewish.

In January 2015, he married British-Pakistani divorcee Reham Khan, a former BBC weather girl, in a secret ceremony at his residence in Islamabad, despite objections from his own family. The marriage was short-lived and the two of them divorced in October 2015

In February 2018, he married his spiritual advisor Bushra Manika

Trivia

This cricket legend belongs to a cricketing family, which has produced successful cricketers, like Javed Burki and Majid Khan, both being Oxford pass-outs and captains of Pakistan national team.

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Imran Khan's awards

YearNameAward

Other

1985Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year
1990Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year
1992Hilal-i-Imtiaz
2004Asian Jewel Lifetime Achievement Award
2007Asian Sports Humanitarian Award for his efforts in setting up the first cancer hospital in Pakistan
2012Asia Society's Person of the Year
01976 - The Cricket Society Wetherall Award for being the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket
0 1983 - Wisden Cricketer of the Year
0 1983 - Pride of Performance Award

Imran Khan biography timelines

  • // 25th Nov 1952
    Imran Khan Niazi was born on October 5, 1952, in Lahore, into a well-off Pashtun family to Ikramullah Khan Niazi and Shaukat Khanam.
  • // 1971
    He made his test debut in the 1971 English series in Birmingham, but failed to make a mark due to his not-so-good performance.
  • // 1974
    In 1974, he debuted in One Day International (ODI) in the Prudential Trophy and was selected in the national team after returning to Pakistan.
  • // 1975
    He graduated in philosophy, politics and economics from Keble College, University of Oxford, in 1975. Hailing from a cricketing family, he played the game as a teenager in Pakistan and continued in England.
  • // 1976 To 1977
    His splendid performance against New Zealand and Australia during 1976-77 added to his rapid success, which made him a prominent fast bowler in Pakistan during the 1980s.
  • // 1976 To 1980
    He received ‘The Cricket Society Wetherall Award’ for being the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket, in 1976 and 1980.
  • // 1982
    He was chosen as the captain of Pakistan cricket team in 1982. He performed stupendously as a fast bowler and all-rounder, leading his team to its first Test victory against England, at Lord’s, after 28 years.
  • // 1985
    He was honored with the ‘Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year’ award in 1985.
  • // 1987
    A stress fracture in his shin kept him away from cricket for two years. He returned and gave Pakistan its first ever Test series win against India in 1987, followed by Test series win in England.
  • // 1987 To 1988
    He retired in 1987, but returned in 1988, upon Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq’s request. He won a Test series against West Indies and was declared ‘Man of the Series’ for his 23-wicket haul in 3 tests.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he established Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, a charity organization associated with research and development of cancer and other related diseases, named after his mother.
  • // 1992
    He became the hero of Pakistan in 1992 when he accomplished his greatest success winning the first ODI Cricket World Cup for Pakistan, defeating England in the finals, at Melbourne, despite suffering from a ruptured shoulder cartilage.
  • // 1997
    He entered politics in 1997 by setting up his own party ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’ (PTI), as an initiative to eradicate mismanagement and corruption in Pakistan.
  • // Oct 2002
    He contested in October 2002 elections and was elected as a Member Parliament from Mianwali.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asian Jewels Awards, London, towards his support for various charity programmes.
  • // 2007
    He was given the Humanitarian Award at the 2007 Asian Sports Awards, in Kuala Lumpur, for setting up the first cancer hospital in Pakistan.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he founded Namal College, an associate college of the University of Bradford and established the 'Imran Khan Foundation.'
  • // 2009
    He received the special silver jubilee award, along with other cricket legends, at the inaugural Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Awards, in Karachi, in 2009.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he was inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame, as part of its centennial year celebration.
  • // 2012
    The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh awarded him an honorary fellowship, towards his efforts for cancer treatment in Pakistan, in 2012.
  • // 2012
    He was declared ‘Person of the Year 2012’ by Asia Society and listed at #3 in the ‘top nine world leaders’ by GlobalPost.
  • // 2013
    During the 2013 election campaign, he started ‘Naya Pakistan Resolution’, after which his party posed a threat to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
  • // 2015
    In January 2015, he married British-Pakistani divorcee Reham Khan, a former BBC weather girl, in a secret ceremony at his residence in Islamabad, despite objections from his own family. The marriage was short-lived and the two of them divorced in October 2015
  • // 2018
    In February 2018, he married his spiritual advisor Bushra Manika

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Imran Khan's FAQ

  • What is Imran Khan birthday?

    Imran Khan was born at 1952-10-05

  • Where is Imran Khan's birth place?

    Imran Khan was born in Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan

  • What is Imran Khan nationalities?

    Imran Khan's nationalities is Pakistani

  • Who is Imran Khan spouses?

    Imran Khan's spouses is Bushra Maneka

  • Who is Imran Khan siblings?

    Imran Khan's siblings is Aleema Khanum, Rani Khanum, Rubina Khanum, Uzma Khanum

  • Who is Imran Khan childrens?

    Imran Khan's childrens is Qasim Khan, Sulaiman Khan

  • What was Imran Khan universities?

    Imran Khan studied at Oxford University, Cathedral School, Lahore, Royal Grammar School Worcester, England, Aitchison College, Lahore, Keble College, Oxford

  • What was Imran Khan notable alumnis?

    Imran Khan's notable alumnis is Oxford University

  • What is Imran Khan's political ideology?

    Imran Khan's political ideology is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

  • What is Imran Khan's religion?

    Imran Khan's religion is Islam

  • How tall is Imran Khan?

    Imran Khan's height is 185

  • Who is Imran Khan's father?

    Imran Khan's father is Ikramullah Khan Niazi

  • Who is Imran Khan's mother?

    Imran Khan's mother is Shaukat Khanum

  • What is Imran Khan's sun sign?

    Imran Khan is Libra

  • How famous is Imran Khan?

    Imran Khan is famouse as 22nd PM of Pakistan