Khushal Khattak

1613 - 1689

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Khošāl Khān Khaṭak (1613 – 25 February 1689; Pashto: خوشال خان خټک), also known as Khushal Baba (Pashto: خوشال بابا), was a Pashtun poet, chief, and warrior. Khushal Khan served the Mughal Empire protecting them from Pashtun warriors over most of his lifespan. After being expelled from his tribal chiefdom and replaced with his son by his Mughal superiors, Khushal Khan turned against the Mughals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khushal Khattak has received more than 175,666 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Khushal Khattak is the 2,106th most popular writer (down from 1,541st in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Pakistan (down from 25th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Pakistani Writer.

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Among writers, Khushal Khattak ranks 2,106 out of 5,794Before him are Karlheinz Deschner, Arkady Gaidar, Eiji Tsuburaya, Kate Chopin, Theodorus Gaza, and Giovanni Francesco Straparola. After him are Christina Rossetti, Caterina Albert, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Mahsati, Bion of Smyrna, and Chuck Palahniuk.

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Among people born in 1613, Khushal Khattak ranks 11Before him are John George II, Elector of Saxony, Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Mattia Preti, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Jean François Paul de Gondi, and Giovanni Pietro Bellori. After him are Luisa de Guzmán, William Frederick, Prince of Nassau-Dietz, Gu Yanwu, Charles de Saint-Évremond, and Isaac de Benserade. Among people deceased in 1689, Khushal Khattak ranks 13Before him are Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha of Austria, Thomas Sydenham, Adolph John I, Count Palatine of Kleeburg, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Kazimierz Łyszczyński, and Pjetër Bogdani. After him are Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, and Song Si-yeol.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Khushal Khattak ranks 28 out of 158Before him are Manmohan Singh (1932), Ranjit Singh (1780), Guru Ram Das (1534), Bacha Khan (1890), Kabir Bedi (1946), and Imran Khan (1952). After him are Eucratides I (-170), Dilip Kumar (1922), Naropa (1016), Gulzarilal Nanda (1898), Yahya Khan (1914), and Ghulam Ishaq Khan (1915).

Among WRITERS In Pakistan

Among writers born in Pakistan, Khushal Khattak ranks 3Before him are Muhammad Iqbal (1877) and Vasubandhu (400). After him are Rahman Baba (1632), Amrita Pritam (1919), Krishna Sobti (1925), Tariq Ali (1943), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Khushwant Singh (1915), Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941), Mulk Raj Anand (1905), and Parveen Shakir (1952).