Chacha Pakistani

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.


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]


  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". 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  4. ^ Kharal, Asad (21 October 2012). "Wagah Border's Chacha Pakistani passes away at 90". Retrieved 2012-10-22.