Chacha Pakistani

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Baba Mehar Din
Native name Chacha Pakistani
Born 1922
Chandrani, Punjab, British India
Died 21 October 2012(2012-10-21) (aged 89–90)
Lahore, Pakistan
Resting place Chandrani, Punjab, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani

Baba Mehar din (1922 - 21 October 2012), better known as Chacha Pakistani or "Uncle Pakistan", was a Pakistani man who was known for his daily appearance, dressed in a kurta made of a Pakistani flag, at the flag hoisting ceremony at the border point of Wagha. He made the 40 km journey from his home at Chandrai each day by hitch-hiking.[1]

Aged 90 he had remained unmarried, living with his nephews.[2] Chacha’s hometown was a village in Punjab called Chandrai where he was buried, wrapped in his beloved green and white flag.

Honors[edit]

Former president Pervez Musharraf sent him to Umrah on political quota. Furthermore, he was also been awarded by many rangers and army officials.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Chacha Pakistani' of Wagha Border passes away at 90". Pakistan Today. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  2. ^ "Chacha Pakistani passes away". The Nation. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  3. ^ "Wagha border's Chacha Pakistani passes away at 90 years of age !! RIP". Defence.pk. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  4. ^ Kharal, Asad (21 October 2012). "Wagah Border's Chacha Pakistani passes away at 90". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2012-10-22.