1877 - Born on November 9th in Sialkot, Punjab, British India. He attained a reputation as a poet and philosopher, Iqbal is better remembered as the father of modern Pakistan. 1915 - His most celebrated work, the Persian Asra-e khudi/Secrets of the Self, put forward a theory of the self that was opposite to the traditional abnegation found in Islam. 1922 - He was knighted. 1930 - In his presidential address to the Muslim League, he first suggested that the Muslims of northwestern India should demand a separate nation for themselves. 1938 - Died on April 21st.
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