Khudadad Khan

Military Person

1888 – 1971

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Who was Khudadad Khan?

Khudadad Khan, VC, was the first South Asian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the first native-born Indian to win the VC.

On 31 October 1914, at Hollebeke, Belgium, 26-year old Khan performed an act of bravery for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War.

A statue of Khudadad Khan graces the entrance of the Pakistan Army Museum in Rawalpindi.

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Born
Oct 20, 1888
Dab, Pakistan
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Mar 8, 1971
Mandi Bahauddin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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