Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan

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Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan

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Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan as the, 32 years old, first President of Azad Kashmir.
President of Azad Kashmir
In office
1947–1950
In office
1957–1959
In office
1975–1978
In office
1996–2001
Personal details
Born (1915-04-10)April 10, 1915
Hurna Mera, District Poonch, Azad Kashmir
Died July 31, 2003(2003-07-31) (aged 88)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Political party Muslim Conference, Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party
Spouse(s) Zaib-un-Nisa Khan
Relations Sardar Javed Ibrahim Khan Son

Sardar Khalid Ibrahim Khan Son

Uft-e-Huma Daughter

Sardar Farooq Ibrahim Khan Son

Religion Islam
Signature

Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan (April 10, 1915 – July 31, 2003) also known as Bani-e-Kashmir "Father of Kashmir" and Ghazi-e-Millat "Hero of Nation", was the founder and first President of Azad Kashmir. Born in Hurnamera, a village of District Poonch of Kashmir, Sardar Ibrahim obtained his LLB from the University of London in 1943, and began his practice as a prosecutor in 1943 at Mirpur. He completed his BVC from Lincoln's Inn and became the first Barrister of Kashmir. He was appointed as assistant advocate general in 1944 by the then Maharaja of Kashmir. He left the government job in line with the liberation of Kashmir movement, and contested the 1946 elections with sweeping victory that made him the Member of Rajiha Sabha. He led an army of Kashmiri guerrillas against the Maharaja of Kashmir, Hari Singh, after passing the resolution for Kashmir's accession to Pakistan in 1947, at his residence. Sardar and his army were unable to capture the whole Kashmiri Territory due to the resolution passed by United Nations on August 13, 1948. However, the captured area was named as Azad Kashmir and Khan was elected as its first President at the age of 32. He represented Kashmir in different capacities in the United Nations from 1948 to 1971.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Post Created
President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
1948–1950
Succeeded by
Captain Syed Ali Ahmed Shah
Preceded by
Dost Muhammad Khosa
2nd term
1957–1959
Succeeded by
Khurshid Hassan Khurshid
Preceded by
Sardar Mohammad Abdul Qayyum Khan
3rd term
1975–1978
Succeeded by
Muhammad Hayat Khan
Preceded by
Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan
4th term
1996–2001
Succeeded by
Sardar Muhammad Anwar Khan