Gandhi Iconic relationships - Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

Iconic relationships - Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

Start of acquaintance : 1919 onwards
Born: 6 February 1890, Utmanzai, Charsadda, Pakistan
Died: 20 January 1988, Peshawar, Pakistan
Awards: Bharat Ratna
Named: Frontier Gandhi
Keywords: Independence Activist, Political Leader, Badshah Khan, Bacha Khan


Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan also known as frontier Gandhi by his close associates. Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan nicknamed Badshah Khan or Bacha Khan was a Pashtun independence activist who was fighting against British Raj.

He was inspired by Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence was populary known amassed the world's first major nonviolent army in his region. He convinced his countrymen to lay down guns and vow to fight nonviolently against British authorities.

He founded the Khudai Khidmatgar (Servants of God) movement in 1929 in support of Indian independence.

Tribute to Gandhi

"He was the only ray of light to help us through these darkest days."