ATP Quiz: Who Is This Man? And Why Should We Remember Him?

Posted on June 4, 2009
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Adil Najam

We regret not having a better picture of this man to use in this ATP Quiz. But that is the very point of the quiz.

Why don’t we have a better picture of this man? Maybe because too many of us do not even know who he is. I myself did not until fairly recently.

Do you? Do share what you know about this man. And we promise to write up whatever little we know.

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17 responses to “ATP Quiz: Who Is This Man? And Why Should We Remember Him?”

  1. Rizwan Khan says:

    “Never knew that there was also a first anthem. How did it go? I mean, what were the first lines? Am just curious.”

    @MQ: I cannot blame you.

    Post Zia generation of Pakistanis has been brainwashed to believe that any acknowledgement of their non-Islamic heritage will render them less Muslims. They have systemmatically worked hard to destroy all evidence of non-Islamic links of Pakistan. Today, a Pakistani children is hardly aware of the grand vision that lies at the foundation of this nation. All he knows is that Pakistan was created to ape Saudi Arab and its Wahabi ideology. There are pathetic attempts even in academia(?) to prove that Pakistan never shared anything with the subcontinent and was always closer to middle East. See this:

    http://www.geocities.com/pak_history/rarely.html

    Is it any wonder that we feel ashamed to tell our children that Pakistan’s first national anthem (approved by Qaid-E-Azam) was written by a Hindu? BTW, this was our national anthem for about one and a half years.

  2. Arshad says:

    I think this is a trick Quiz like Prof. Najam often has and we have all gotten it wrong. Its going to turn out to be someone we all missed. Am waiting for the answer, Prof. Najam!

  3. Adnan Ahmad says:

    I say it again that the biggest tragedy for Pakistan was Jinnah’s passing away so soon after 1947. Had he lived for an other 10 years I have no doubt in my mind that this would be a different country. And Jagannath Azad would be a professor emeritus at a university in Pakistan and not in India.

    It’s still not too late for the state and the religion to separate.

  4. MQ says:

    Never knew that there was also a first anthem. How did it go? I mean, what were the first lines? Am just curious.

  5. Nostalgic says:

    MQ, Hafiz Jalundhari wrote the second anthem… the first was by Jagannath Azad, who was assigned the task because he it would sound a strong secular note (Azad was Hindu)…

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