‘Badshah Khan,’ the mountain of a man they called The Frontier Gandhi

Khān Abdul Ghaffār Khan (6 February 1890 – 20 January 1988) also known as Bāchā Khān or Bādshāh Khān, was a Pushtun leader of the Indian independence movement. He was a political and spiritual leader known for his nonviolent opposition to the British Raj in British India, and a lifelong pacifist and devout Muslim. A close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, Bacha Khan has been called the “Frontier Gandhi” by his followers in India. The narration is in Hindi.

4 comments for “‘Badshah Khan,’ the mountain of a man they called The Frontier Gandhi

  1. December 1, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Thank you for posting this. Its quite informative.

    • Pavan
      April 12, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      Huge respect for Frontier Gandhi. Just got tears in my eyes, learning of how this great soul is treated in Pakistan after the independence.

  2. Simant
    April 12, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Thank you for sharing this. I was named after Him 🙂

  3. Ramesh Joshi
    April 15, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    He was truly an Indian who believed in equality and peace for all. I am lucky to have uttered his name during the processions while following all the others in late 1940s.
    Thanks Tarek for bringing such memories to the notice of those who know not that religion is personal for internal peace and not to fight and kill each other.

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