The Kamboh population of Pakistan, though minuscule compared to several other tribes in that country, have contributed considerably in the education field as well as other professions. This article lists and briefly describes some well known Kamboh (Kamboj) educationists and professionals from Pakistan who have distinguished them greatly in their respective fields. The list includes the following names and may be extended.
Sir Ziauddin Ahmed Zuberi (February 13, 1878 - December 23, 1947) was born in 1877 at Meerut in the renowned Zubairi (Kamboh) family of India and was an eminent scholar, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of Aligarh Muslim University, India. He obtained his M.A. with distinction in Mathematics in 1898 from Aligarh and D.Sc also with distinction from Allahabad University in 1901. His brilliant academic career won him the scholarship to join the Cambridge University, England in 1901 from where he took his mathematical Tripos topping the University and became a Wrangler. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1905 from Gottengen University in Germany. For further education Ziauddin joined Paris University and later Bologna University Italy and then on return to India, he joined the alma mater as a Professor of Mathematics.
It was due to his untiring efforts that a Medical and Engineering colleges were founded and the Aligarh Muslim College was converted to Aligarh Muslim University where Ziauddin Ahmad worked as a Lecturer, Professor, Principle, Pro Vice Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Rector respectively. Ziauddin Ahmad can be reckoned as next to Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in the spread of education among the Muslims who owe him a profound sense of gratitude. Ziauddin played a dominant role in the renaissance of Muslim education in the Indian sub-continent after Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and faithfully carried on the torch of education right to the rank and file of the Muslims throughout the sub-continent. As a very faithful successor of Sir Syed, he carried on the task of educating the people in the teeth of opposition when he proceeded to England to receive the coveted Sir Isaac Newton Scholarship. In 1917 Ziauddin was also appointed member of the Calcutta University Commission of which Sir Michael Saddler was the President.
Ziauddin Ahmad rendered yeoman's services to the Muslims of the sub-continent, worked for their progress and welfare and devoted all his life to the eradication of ignorance and illiteracy. He became member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of UP in 1919 and 1922. The second Muslim Kamboh Conference held at Marehra (District Etha U.P) on 21 & 22 April 1935 in Marison Islamia School was presided over by Ziauddin Ahmed. He was one of the earliest members of the All-India Muslim League and stuck to the organization till the end of his life. As desired by Quaid-e-Azam, Ziauddin became the Parliamentary Secretary of the Muslim League in the Central Assembly of India in 1938. Ziauddun remained member (M.P.) of Central Assembly of India from 1930 till 1947. In 1946, he was the chief whip of the Muslim League in the Central Assembly. He was awarded the title of Sir by the Government of India.
Ziauddin did an outstanding job in Budget-making for the Indian Railways and later also worked with the Reserve Bank of India and he achieved the goals which the Indian National Congress had fought and lost. Sir Ziauddin Ahmad was a trusted Lieutenant and Associate of the Muslim pioneers like Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk Kamboh, Nawab Mohsinul Mulk, Sir Sultan Muhammad Khan Aga Khan 111, Syedna Tahir Saifuddin, Quaid-e-Azam and Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan.
After partition, the family of Sir Ziauddin moved to Pakistan. In August 1947, he was appointed advisor to Government of Pakistan by Quaid-e-Azam Mr Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Sir Ziauddin died on December 23, 1947 and in compliance of his wishes, his body was brought to India and buried within the campus of Aligarh Muslim University.
Sir Ziauddin Ahmad's daughter Mrs Aijaz Fatima Tajammul, her husband Tajammul Hussain, and Asim Hussain have done a great job by establishing in Pakistan the important institutions viz: Dr Sir Ziauddin Memorial Hospital, Sir Ziauddin Post-Graduate Medical Institute and Dr Sir Ziauddin Medical College all running under Dr Sir Ziauddin Ahmad University. This was an excellent step and tribute to perpetuate the memory of the great scholar and educationist of the Kamboh lineage. Sir Ziauddun was the first Kamboh (Kamboj) to have become the member of Indian Parliament (M.P.) and was also the first Kamboj to have been knighted as Sir .
Mohammad Bashiruddin was an eminent scholar, educationist and journalist of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Born in Etawah in 1857 in the well-known Kamboh community of Marehra. His father had an out-worldly turn of mind so the child Bashiruddin got a very little of formal education. Bashiruddin was a close relative of Sir Ziauddin Ahmad another eminent Kamboh educationist from UP. He founded Al-Bashir, the weekly journal published from Etawah in which he, as a young firebrand, had played a very important role as a journalist. The proprietor of this weekly was Hafiz Ruhullah Khan Kamboh, a local magnate and a descendant of Nawab Kheir Andesh Khan, the Governor of the area under Mohammad Aurangzeb Bahadur Alamgir I. Mohammad Bashiruddin had also founded The Islamic High School, Etawah .
Prof (Dr) Itrat Husain Zuberi (Kamboh) was a noted educationist of Pakistan was born in 1910. He started his educational career as a teacher in East Pakistan. He served in various capacities such as professor, Principal, Vice Chancellor, Education Advisor and Member, Executive Board of UNESCO till his retirement. Dr Itrat is the first Indian to have the distinction of being elected a Carnegie Fellow at Oxford .
Dr Itrat was M.A., Ph D, D.F. R.S.I. He was educated at St John's college Agra, Allahabad University, Morton college, Oxford, and Edinburgh University where he worked under the celebrated professor, Sir Herbert JC .
Dr Itrat joined thje Bengal Senior Education Service in 1938 as senior professor of English, Islamia college Calcutta. Before the establishment of Rajshahi University or University of Rajshahi, it was known as Islamia college ot Rajshahi college. Professor Itrat Husain served Islami College as a senior professor and Principal till the college was changed to Rajshahi University in 1953 .
In 1953, the Government of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) adopted the Rajshahi University Act 1953, which was published through a gazette notification on 16 June 1953. The Governor of East Bengal was the chancellor and Dr. Itrat Husain Zuberi, the Principal of Islamia college (Rajshahi college) was appointed the first Vice-chancellor of the university. Dr Itrat worked together with another patron of learning, Mr. Madar Baksh and prepared a plan for the full-fledged university. All intermediate and degree colleges and also the colleges of vocational and technical education of Rajshahi and Khulna divisions were affiliated to the newly established university. Dr Itrat served the Rajshai University as Vice-Chancellor from June 7, 1953 till September 30, 1957 .
After creation of India and Pakistan in 1947, Dr Itrat Husain Zuberi continued to serve east Pakistan till 1957 when he got the assignment of Educational Adviser, Ministry of Education Karachi, Government of Pakistan .
In 1957, Dr Itrat Husain Zuberi was appointed member of the Executive Board of UNESCO during its 49th session held in Paris, on December 19, 1957. The Executive Board adopted the agenda (Item 2) whereby resignation of Dr Momtazuddin Ahmed (Pakistan) was accepted under paragraph 4 of Article V of UNESCO's Constitution and appointed Dr. Itrat Husain Zuberi, Educational Adviser, Ministry of Education Karachi to replace him until the end of his term of office .
Akhtar Mehmud belongs to east Punjab, India. His father, Mohammad Ismail Kamboh, hailed from Malerkotla and retired as Deputy Inspector General Schools. Dr Akhtar is M.Sc, Ph.D in Biochemistry and is a scientist of international fame. He did his Ph.D from Aligarh University and Post Doctoral Fellowship from University of Puerto Rico, USA. Dr Akhtar has taught in several different colleges as also he worked as research scholar in reputed Science of Institutions of India. From 1975 to 1977, Dr Akhtar was visiting research scholar in Paris University, France. From 1981 to 1985, he was visiting professor, Oklahama University, USA. From 1986 to 1989, he was visiting professor, Washington University, USA. He is the author of about 120 research papers in Biochemical field and has read over 60 research papers in national and international science conferences. Besides, he also won recognition in eight of the many research projects assigned to him. In 1994, Dr Akhtar was elected member of the prestigious Academy of Sciences, New York, USA. Dr Akhtar has been professor and Head of the Biochemistry Department of Panjab University, Chandigarh. His wife is also M.Sc, Ph.D (Biochemistry) and holds a high position in P.G.M.I
Gulam Rasool Chaudhury Kamboh was famous educationist of Pakistan as well as a world renowned Hockey Olympian. He belonged to a well known Muslim Kamboh (Kamboj) family of Pakistan, originally hailing from Faislabad District of Pakistan formerly known as Lyallpur, but later settled in Lahore.
Gulam Rasool did his M.Sc. in Agriculture from Faislabad University, Faislabad (Punjab) with first position in the University. He started his career as a lecturer in Echison College Lahore but soon joined Rehabilitation Department where he worked as Deputy Settlement Commissioner. Later, he joined the Kansas University of USA and did Ph.D in within three years and returned to Pakistan to join as Principal of Echison College Lahore. Later, he was appointed Vice Chancellor, Faislabad University, Faislabad for three years. Thereafter, he joined Punjab Agriculture Development Corporation as a Managing Director. This was followed by his appointment as Secretary of Punjab Animal Care Department, Pakistan. He finally retired as Secretary, Agriculture Department. During all these years, Dr Rasool also represented Pakistan in numerous International Conferences, Seminars and Delegations. Dr Rasool was also the Honorary Secretary of Pakistan Association of Science and was the first Asian ever to get the International Alumani Medallion. He was conferred the 'Pride of Performance Award' title by President of Pakistan. Besides above achievements and assignments, Dr Rasool was also stamped his mark as one of the most outstanding International Hockey players of the world.
Dr Mehmood Alhasan Arif belongs to Ichhogil, Wagah, Pakistan. He received education in Islamic religion from the famous Dargahs of Sindh and Punjab. He completed Daura Hadis Jamiha Asharfia from Lahore obtaining first position in the examination. He did M.A in Arabic in 1979 securing third position in the examination. Arif completed M.O.L. examination and M.A in Islamiyat with second position in the examination. Arif obtained Ph.D in Islamiyat in 1987. Dr Mehmood has authored over a dozen books and has also translated several more. He joined University of Lahore, the Department of Urdu in 1980 and since then, has been for Encyclopaedia in Islam. Dr Arif is the member of several religious associations. He is M. Phil from Alama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad and the tutor of Islamiyat. He is member of the Managing Committee of Jamiha Mohammadiya Faislabad and Aloom Islamalia Committee of Islamabad . Currently he is chairman of department at the university of Punjab
Dr Chaudhury Mohammad Ayub hails from Chak No 342 (Jhang Branch), village Liddher district Toba Tek Singh Punjab, Pakistan. He was at first connected for some time with education and research wing of the Punjab University Lahore but afterward moved to Nigeria and joined and taught as professor in Nigeriaan n University for several years. Dr Chaudhury is eminent educationist of Pakistan .
Azra Imitiaz was born in Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), India but after partition, moved to Pakistan. She completed her M.Sc in Chemistry from Punjab University Lahore in first rank. She later did her doctorate in the same field and worked as principal in various colleges. Dr Azra has represented Pakistani delegations in international seminars/conferences and her research papers were duly appreciated. Dr Azra was elected President of Pakistan Science Conference (Chemistry) in 1985. Besides, she was served for some time an Associate General Secretary of Pakistan Association for advancement of Science .
Dr Ghulam Ali Kamboh was born in 1923, in Majitha, Amritsar in a well-educated Muslim Kamboh (Kamboj) family of pre-partition Punjab. After completing M. A in English from University of Punjab, Lahore in 1945, Ghulam started his career as a lecturer first in Islamia College (Lahore) then he joined Dayal Singh College (Lahore) which was followed by M.A.O college Lahore respectively. Dr Ghulam completed his Ph.D in English Literature from Punjab University Lahore in 1962. Then he was appointed Professor of English in the Department of English, University of Punjab, Lahore. Dr Ghulam also for some time taught English in a Saudi Arabian University.
Dr Ghulam is a renowned educationist of Pakistan. He is the author of well known book Dickens and Hawthorne" which was published by Essex Institute, in 1964. He is also the author of several Urdu books and research papers.
Zia Lahori is the author of several books. His book titled Jauhar Taqveem treating the topic of Revat Halal was published a little while ago ago which received reviews appearing in several Urdu and English newspapers/journals and the work was termed as a great achievement by an individual which otherwise required the collaborative efforts from an institution .
Dr Mahboob Alam was born in Kamboh (Kamboj) family in Garhi Bahu (Lahore) in 1942 . He completed M.Sc in Chemistry from Punjab University Lahore in 1965. He did his Ph. D in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wales, England in 1967 and Post Doctoral Research Fellowship from University of Southampton, Southampton, England.
Dr Mahboob worked as research scholar in some other prestigious Institutions for further five years before returning to Pakistan in 1975 where he joined Pharmacy Department of Punjab University Lahore and worked as Lecturer and Prof of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Dr Mahboob is the author of over 90 research papers and also holds several patents in Pharmaceutical field. He is fellow or member of several prestigious Associations viz: (1) Member Royal Institute of Chemistry (London); (2) Fellow Chemical Society London; (3) Fellow Pakistan Institute of Chemists; (4) Fellow of Pakistan Association for Advancement of Science; and (5) Member of the Bio-chemist Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries etc etc .
Dr Abdul Kadir belongs to Punjabi Kamboh family of Ichhra, Lahore. He did his M.Sc from Punjab University Lahore and then after pursuing further education in Food Technology, he joined London University and completed his Ph.D in Micrology. After returning to Pakistan, he joined P.C.S.I.R as a scientist and worked first as senior Research Officer, Principal Scientific Officer and then as Chief Scientific Officer. He also served in the Agricultural Department with distinction. Micro-Technology is Dr Abdul's forte and his inventions and discoveries in Micrology have been benefited in Pakistan and abroad .
Dr Haider Ali belongs to Lahore, Pakistan. He is M.Sc Chemistry from University of Punjab, Lahore and Ph.D in Biochemistry from Belgium. He did his post-doctoral fellowship from USA. Currently Dr Haider is working as professor of in Pharmaceutical Department of the University of Punjab, Lahore and his team is responsible for discovery, clinical development and testing of drugs. He is well known Pharmaceutical scientist of Pakistan.
An elderly poet himself and admirer of the Poets, Chaudhury Mohammad Shafih Kamboh belongs to Shahgarhi, Lahore. In the old days, Chaudhury Kamboh would arrange mehfils (assemblies) of the leading poets and political figures in his house called Khial-stan, and they included such star figures as Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Ahsan Danish, Sartej Bahadhur Saproo, Sayid Suleiman, Nakvi and Nawab Sir Mohammad Yamin Khan etc.
Saif Niaz is lawyer by profession but he has keen interest in literature. He is also a good poet and has written and published several books.
Nasar Ahmad Zuberi is professor in Karachi University, Pakistan and is also a noted journalist.
Shamas Zuberi is a well known poet and writer.
Dr Taj Zuberi was a great poet.
Balal Ahmad Zuberi is a literary man. He is the author of several books.
A. A. Zuberi works in the Ministry of Education, Pakistan. Zuberi has considerable to shape the education policy of Pakistan. He Laos dabbles in journalism and is well -known educationist of Pakistan.
Chouhdri Wahhab ud-din Kamboh Amritsari belonged to Kamboh village, district Amritsar, Indian Punjab. After partition Chaudhury Kamboh moved to west Punjab and settled in Nurpur (Lyallpur), Pakistan. Chaudhury Wahhab ud-din Kamboh retired as Deputy Superintendent of Police, but he had very keen interest in literature and history. In 1938, he wrote a good book on Kamboj history with a title: Tarikh-i-Kambohan which was re-published in 1972.
He is an author of "Tarikh-e-Kumbohan" published in Urdu which covers the entire history and the prominent figures of Kumboh. He wrote this book when he was student of history in Government College Lahore. He is grandson of Ghazi Babu Mairaj Din Shaheed, who was the first martyr of Khatam-e- Nabuwat Movement in 1952-53. After completion his Master Degree in History, he started his professional career as an insurance man. Due to his literary interest, he switched over journalism and started work as Staff Reporter in well reputed newspaper of Lahore as Daily Wafaq, Daily Frontier Post, Daily Din, Daily Aazad and Daily Pakistan. Now he is working as Senior Research Officer in National Assembly Secretariat, Parliament House, Islamabad. He also served as Personal Staff Officer to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. He is also the author of many Research Papers and articles published in national and international newspapers and journals. His Address is "Haji Jalaluddin Villa" Kumboh Street, Maqbool Road, Ichhra, Lahore.
Ch. Mohammad Aslam Kamboh== Mohammad Aslam Kamboh is sectory of education punjab.
Alhaj Nasakh Saifi was a fearless journalist of Pakistan. He was the founder, owner and Managing Director of the dailies "Saadat", and "Tajarti Rehbar". Saifi was ardent supporter of the Pakistan Movement and contributed considerably for the creation of separate State of Pakistan. Saifi had been poerful supporter of Muslim League and strong critic of the Unionist Party. Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was great admirer of Saifi for his pro-Muslim league stand, his dedication and his fearless journalism.
Shafiq Al-Rehman is son of Alhaj Nasakh Saifi and is the Managing Director of daily "Saadat" (Faislabad).
Atik-ul-Rehman is second son of Alhaj Nasakh Saifi and is the Managing Director of "Tajarti Rehbar" (Faislabad).
Khalik al Rehman is third son of Alhaj Nasakh Saifi and is the Managing Director of daily "Saadat" (Lahore).
Akhtar Sadiqi is nephew (sister's son) of (late) Alhaj Nasakh Saifi and is Chief Editor of daily "Saadat" and the "Tajarti Rehbar" (Lahore and Faislabad). Born in Kamalia, Akhtar is a famous journalist and excellent orator, good poet and dedicated social worker. He is Dervish (saintly) kind of person and is also noted literati (litterateur).
Chaudhury Mohammad Yusaf Hasan Kamboh originally belonged to Malerkotla, district Sangrur, now Indian Punjab but the family moved and settled in Lahore after partition. Yusuf Hasan received his education from University of Punjab, Lahore and entered a government job. Later he left the job and joined "State Muslim League Malerkotla" and became its general secretary. Yusuf Hasan had participated in the Pakistan Movement. He had also been general secretary of "Muslim Comraders League" from 1936 to 1940. Later he joined a private commercial firm sertved it till 1975 and retired from it as Senior Executive. After retirement, Yusuf Hasan diverted his attention to social work and literary pursuits. From 1984-86, Yusuf Hasan was the editor of "Nawa-i-Kamboh" published from Lahore by "Kamboh Associates". In the intervening time, Yusuf Hasan did extensive research and also wrote a book on Kamboj history in 1996 which he titled: "Tarikh-i-Qaum Kambohan". Yusuf Hasan died at his residence 37-E Model Town, Lahore, Pakistan in 2004.
Dr Maqsood Ahmed Kamboh is Soil Scientist/Physiologist (Salinity), On-farm water management division (OFWM), Lahore. Dr. Kamboh holds an M. Sc. Degree in Soil Science and Ph.D. in Physiology (salinity).
Dr Mohammad Rashid also belongs to Multan and has been retired as Deputy Director Health.
Dr Aiyjaz Ahmad is a well known educationist from Kasur, Pakistan. Dr Aiyjaz Ahmad has served as Chief Adviser in the Central Government of Pakistan.
Dr Ishtiyak Husain Kamboh, M.Sc, Ph.D belongs to Lahore. He is currently serving as professor in "Institute of Chemical Technology", Punjab University, Lahore.
Dr Mohammad Suleiman is M.Sc, Ph.d and is currently serving as professor of Solid State Physics in Punjab University Lahore. Dr Mohammad possesses sharp intellect and is very sociable personality.
Dr Mohammad Jamshed M. Sc, Ph.D. He obtained his Ph.D from USA. He is currently professor of Pharmacy in Punjab University Lahore. Dr Mohammad hails from District Khanewal, Pakistan.
Dr Mohammad Hafiz Khan belongs to Lahore. He obtained his Ph.D in in Pharmacy from USA and after returning to Pakistan, concentrated on Industrial Pharmacy. Dr Mohammad Hafiz Khan is also currently professor of Pharmacy in Punjab University Lahore.
Dr Aijaz Ahmad Chaudhury is well known educationist of Pakistan. Dr Aijaz has served as adviser in the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
Prof Haroon Khan is serving as prof in Peshawar University, North-west Frontier Province of Pakistan. Haroon is a noted educationist.
Sardar Husain Khan is prof of noted Physics in D. J. college Karachi.
Ahmad-ud-din Maharavi is also an educationist and literati (litterateur) of Pakistan.
Prof (Dr) M. Ilyas Kamboh is a Professor and chair of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He holds a secondary position as a professor of psychiatry in the Pitt School of Medicine.
Dr Kamboh received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1976 and Master of Science degree in 1979 from Government College Lahore, University of the Punjab, Pakistan with high distinction. He obtained his doctorate (Ph.D) in human genetics in 1984 from Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, in 1984.
After finishing his doctoral work at Australian National University, Dr Kamboh moved to USA. He began his academic career at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1985 as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Human Genetics, and then rapidly rose through the academic ranks in the department to become tenured professor in 1997.
Dr Kamboh is a molecular geneticist/genetic epidemiologist and the director of a human genetics molecular laboratory. He has more than 20 years of experience working on the genetics of common diseases of public heath importance, including coronary artery disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and lupus. Over the past several years, Dr. Kamboh has been especially instrumental in identifying and characterizing Alzheimer's disease candidate genes. He has also assembled one of the largest and most powerful Alzheimer's disease samples for use in population-based studies of genetics.
Kamboh's research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1991 and thus far he has received grant awards worth more than $20 million. Dr Kamboh is world renowned scientist and has published more than 230 scientific articles about his research in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Recently, he completed an amazing feat in being awarded an unprecedented 1.0 score (perfection!) on his most recent NIH grant proposal on the genetics of Alzheimer's disease. Kamboh has supervised the thesis/dissertation work of more than two dozen master's and doctoral students and also mentored several postdoctoral fellows in his lab.
Dr Kamboh is a fellow of the American Heart Association and a founding member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Alzheimer's CURE Foundation. He is also a member of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Omicron Chapter. He has served on and led a number of National Institutes of Health Study Sections, including serving as a charter member on the Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology (formerly Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases) Study Section. He has served on the editorial boards of Ethnicity and Disease and Human Biology journals and is currently Associate Editor of the Annals of Human Genetics. Ch Abdul Waheed Kamboh (CR cooprative society) He is retired from Dist Bhakar, Pakistan in 2001 and living 43 janoobi sargodha, Pakistan.
Azhar Kamboh is a young journalist, working in DUNYA NEWS, Pakistan's largest and leading news channel. He is also writing articles and short notes on different social issues in a Magazine published for the Kamboh Bradari "Kamboh International Magazine".
Muhammad Kashif Ashfaq Kamboh is software engineer of Pakistan. Kashif ashfaq is serving as software engineer in the Federal Board of Revenue (Pakistan), Government of Pakistan.
Dr. Allah Rakha Saghir is one of great educationists, he started his career as a school teacher and retired as Professor of Education from Allama Iqbal Open University.
Dr ARSHAD ALI JAVED Kamboh MD from Okara Pakistan
Zafar Iqbal Kamboh from Okara Pakistan Anjum Shakeel Ahmad Kamboh from Okara Cantt Pakistan