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Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890 - 20 January 1988) (Pashto: خان عبدالغفار خان, Hindi: ख़ान अब्दुल ग़फ़्फ़ार ख़ान) was an Afghan, Pashtun political and spiritual leader known for his non-violent opposition to British Rule in India. A lifelong pacifist, a devout Muslim, and a close friend of Mohandas Gandhi, he was also known as Fakhri Afghan ("The Afghan pride"), Badshah Khan (also Bacha Khan, Pashto: lit., "King Khan") and Sarhaddi Gandhi (Urdu, Hindi lit., "Frontier Gandhi").

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      News Source: Asian Tribune | 5 months ago
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