Ahmad Khan Niazi Imran or more popular with Imran Khan, is a famous cricketer from Pakistan. He was born on November 25, 1952, in Lahore Pakistan. He is the son of the Ikram Ullah khan couple Niazi Shermankhel and Shaukat Khanum. Imran Khan was married to a woman named Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith on May 16, 1995, in Paris.
During his marriage, he was awarded two sons named Sulaiman Isa and Kasim, before finally he divorced Jemima on June 22, 2004, because Jemima found it difficult to adapt to life in Pakistan. Imran Khan made his debut as a cricketer at the age of 16 and played for his own home area, Lahore. He has received criticism, because of his success in escaping the cricket team especially his family is a member of the Pakistan national cricket team. But then he chose to focus more on his education and return to playing at the age of 18.
When he was 21 years old Imran studied economics and politics at Oxford University for three years. Then in 1976 he returned to his country Pakistan and got a place in the Pakistani cricket team for the 1976-1977 season. then he chose to move to the Sussex team, because of his longing for nightlife in London.
While playing in Sussex, Imran got a lot of praise for playing very well and finally, he became a superstar. Shortly thereafter, he returned to Pakistan to try out a match against the Indian cricket team. When he was 30 years old, he was chosen to be captain of the Pakistani cricket team. During his time as a captain, he had suffered a broken shin, but he continued to play without regard to the pain he felt.
In 1987 he decided to quit cricket and his place as captain was replaced by Javed Miandad. After not becoming captain, the Pakistan team suffered a game crisis and with pressure from President Zia he returned to being captain in 1988. In 1992 Imran Khan managed to bring Pakistan as world champion after defeating India before finally deciding to truly take a break from the world of cricket. Having brought Pakistan to become world champion, he won 25 million dollars and set up a special hospital for cancer and in memory of his mother who died of cancer. The hospital was established in Lahore and was named Shawkat Khanam which was the name of his own mother.
In 1996, he turned to politics and founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party which rejected all types of corruption. On October 2, 2007, Imran became part of the All Parties Democratic Movement protesting the Presidential election held on October 6. Imran Khan received a sentence as house arrest on November 3, 2011 at the behest of President Musharraf. He fled on November 4 and reappeared on November 14 demonstrations at the University of the Punjab.
Cathedral School (Lahore)
Loyal Grammar School Worcester (England)
Aitchison College (Lahore)
Keble College, Oxford (1972)
The Cricket Society Wetherall Award (1976,1980)
President’s Pride of Performance Award (1983)
Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year (1985)
Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year (1990)
Civil Award the Hilal-i-Imtiaz (1992)
Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
Humanitarian Award (2007)
Jinnah Award (2011)
The Autobiography of Imran Khan (1983)
Imran Khan’s Cricket Skills (1989)
Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan (1991)
All Round View (1992)
Warrior Race: A Journey Through the Land of the Tribal Pathans (1993)
Pakistan: A Personal History (2011)
Full Name: Ahmad Khan Niazi Imran
Alias: Imran Khan
Place of Birth: Lahore, Pakistan
Birthday: Tuesday, November 25, 1952
Wife: Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith
Child: Solomon Isa, Eunuch