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Muhammad Iqbal

Sir Muhammad Iqbal (b. November 9, 1877 - April 21, 1938), also known as Allama Iqbal, was a philosopher, poet and politician in British India. He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature, with literary work in both the Urdu and Persian languages. Iqbal is admired as a prominent classical poet by Pakistani, Indian, Iranian, and other international scholars of literature. In 1922, he was knighted by King George V, giving him the title "Sir". While studying law and philosophy in England, Iqbal became a member of the London branch of the All India Muslim League.

The poem Saare Jahan Se Achcha was composed by the poet Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal in 1904-1905 while India was under British administration. 'Saare Jahaan Se Achcha' is one of the enduring patriotic poems of the Urdu language. The poem is sung by Indians on occasions of national importance and in schools as part of morning prayer. Sare Jahan Se Achcha enjoys the reputation as the most popular patriotic song in India. The poem epitomises love for the nation and patriotism.

Muhammad Iqbal
Muhammad Iqbal
Muhammad Iqbal

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Name of Countries
Issue Date / Year
21.04.1958 (Set of 3) 20th Death Anniversary
21.04.1967 (Set of 2)
09.11.1977 (Set of 3)
21 March 2013 (75th death anniversary, First ever stamp of Pakistan with silver printing)

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