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Personal Life

Iqbal was born in Sialkot
on 9 November 1877
within the Punjab
, Pakistan. His
grandparents Pandit
Kanhaya Lal Sapru and
Indirani Sapru
were Kashmiri Pandits,
the Brahmins of the
Sapru clan from Kashmir
who converted to
Islam. In the
19th century, when
Sikhs were taking over
rule of Kashmir, his
grandfather's family
migrated to Punjab.
Iqbal often mentioned
and commemorated
about his Kashmiri
Pandit Brahmin lineage
in his writings.

Mother of Allama
Muhammad Iqbal who
passed in November 9,
1914.Iqbal expressed
his feeling of pathos in
a poetic form on death
Iqbal's father, Shaikh
Noor Mohammad, was a
tailor, not formally
educated but a religious
man. Iqbal's
mother Imam Bibi was
a polite and humble
woman who helped the
poor and solved the
problems of neighbours.
She died on 9 November
1914 in Sialkot.
Iqbal loved his mother,
and on her death he
expressed his feelings
of pathos in a poetic
form elegy.

Who would wait
for me anxiously in
my native place?
Who would display
restlessness if my
letter fails to
I will visit thy
grave with this
Who will now think
of me in midnight
All thy life thy love
served me with
When I became fit
to serve thee,
thou hast

Iqbal was four years old
when he was admitted
to the mosque for
learning the Qur'an, he
learned the Arabic
language from his
teacher Syed Mir
Hassan, the head of the
madrassa and
professor of Arabic
language at Scotch
Mission College in
Sialkot, where Iqbal
completed matriculation
in 1893. He received
Intermediate with the
Faculty of Arts diploma
from Murray College
Sialkot in 1895. The same year he
qualified for Bachelor of
Arts in philosophy,
English literature and
Arabic as his subjects
from Government
College Lahore
in 1897, and won the
Khan Bahadurddin F.S.
Jalaluddin medal as he
took higher numbers in
Arabic class. In 1899,
he received Masters of
Arts degree from the
same college and had
the first place in Punjab
University, Lahore
Iqbal had married three
times, in 1895 while
studying Bachelor of
Arts he had his first
marriage with Karim
Bibi, the daughter of a
Gujarati physician Khan
Bahadur Ata
Muhammad Khan,
through an arranged
marriage. They had
daughter Miraj Begum
and son Aftab Iqbal.
Later Iqbal's second
marriage was with
Sardar Begum mother
of Javid Iqbal and third
marriage with Mukhtar
Begum in December

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