Education and Early Career: Khattak received his early education at local schools and later attended Islamia College in Peshawar. His passion for literature and poetry blossomed during his college years, where he was influenced by the works of prominent poets and writers of the time.

Literary Career and Activism: Ajmal Khattak’s literary career began in earnest in the 1940s when he started writing poetry that resonated with the struggles and aspirations of the Pashtun people. His work often addressed themes of social justice, freedom, and the cultural heritage of the Pashtuns.

Khattak was not just a poet but also an activist. He joined the Khudai Khidmatgar (Servants of God) movement led by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (Bacha Khan), which aimed at social reform and resistance against British colonial rule. His involvement in political activism often led to clashes with the authorities.

Political Career: Khattak’s political career was marked by his unwavering commitment to the rights of the Pashtun people. He became a member of the Awami National Party (ANP), a political party that advocated for Pashtun nationalism and secularism. Khattak’s political journey was fraught with challenges, including arrests and periods of exile due to his outspoken views against the government.

Successes and Stardom: Ajmal Khattak’s poetry gained widespread acclaim for its depth and eloquence. His works were celebrated not only in Pakistan but also across the Pashtun regions in Afghanistan. Some of his notable works include “Da Ghairat Chagha” (The Cry of Honour) and “Baba” (Father). His literary contributions earned him respect and admiration, solidifying his place as one of the leading Pashto poets of his time.

Later Years and Legacy: In his later years, Ajmal Khattak continued to write and remained active in political and social circles. He passed away on February 7, 2010, leaving behind a rich legacy of literary and political contributions.

Real Name: Ajmal Khattak

Date of Birth: September 15, 1925

Birth Place: Akora Khattak, Nowshera District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, British India (now Pakistan)

Residence: Lived in various locations in Pakistan, including Peshawar and Nowshera

Nationality: Pakistani

Religion: Islam

Profession: Poet, Politician, Writer

Partner: Khattak was married and had children, but detailed information about his spouse is not widely documented.

Father: Khair Muhammad Khan

Mother: Not widely documented

Horoscope: Virgo

Age at Time of Death: 84 years old