Muhammad Iqbal is remembered among people of Pakistan as well as India despite the fact that it has been over seven decades since the demise of the poet, philosopher and political thinker.
He was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877. As a child, Iqbal got under the training of teachers like Syed Mir Hassan, a scholar himself that gave a philosophical colour to his nature.
Most of his poetry had messages for the youth, is still remembered. His work was spread so far that it was translated into many other languages. Even it was he who had conceived the idea of a separate Muslim state in the subcontinent.
He could not see the independence plan being materialised as he passed away in 1938.