The 78th death anniversary of the  renowned National Poet of Pakistan and Muffakir-e-Pakistan, Dr. Allama Iqbal is being observed today i.e. 21st April. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was the epitome of rich Urdu literature and one of the most instrumental figures in the history of Pakistan.


Born on November 9th 1877, in Sialkot, Iqbal was a patron of the political, historical, religious and cultural journal of Muslims of British India who played an important part in the Pakistan movement.


In his presidential address on December 29, 1930, Iqbal sketched a vision of an independent state for Muslim-majority provinces in Northwestern India;

“I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sindh and Baluchistan amalgamated into a single state. Self-government within the British Empire, or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated Northwest Indian Muslim state appears to me to be, at least of Northwest India.”

9th November 2016 marks Allama Iqbal’s 139th Birth Anniversary and we have decided to pay homage to the greatest philosopher of all time, by compiling some vintage images and shots from his life.

Let’s view some of these pictures below:

Mr. Allama Iqbal with friends

Allama Iqbal at a reception given by National League, London

Allama Iqbal with his son Javed Iqbal in 1930

Allama Iqbal and son

Allama Iqbal at a reception given by the National League, London in 1932

Allama Iqbal at a reception in London

Allama Iqbal in Allahabad with other Muslim leaders

Allama Iqbal in Allahbad arriving in 1930

Allama Iqbal in a relaxing moment sitting on a sofa seat

Alama Iqbal



Allama Iqbal was a devoted Muslim. In this picture he is seen kneeling on a prayer mat saying his prayers

iqbal praying

A beautiful and rare shot of Allama Iqbal’s childhood with his Father, Sheikh Noor Muhammad

Alama Iqbal childhood

Allama Iqbal in Afghanistan with Sulmain Nadavi and Sir Ross Masood

Iqbal in Afghanistan

Allama Iqbal in Kabul

Iqbal in Kabul

Iqbal in Spain in 1930

Iqbal in Spain

This is a rare image of Iqbal with his group of friends

Iqbal with friends

A memorable picture of Allama Iqbal with his son Javed Iqbal

Iqbal with his son

A picture of Iqbal at his residence in Sialkot, Punjab


Father of Allama Iqbal(Shaikh Noor Muhammad)

Iqbal's Father

Mother of Allama Muhammad Iqbal who died on 9 November 1914. Iqbal expressed his feeling of grief in a poetic form on her death

mother of Alama Iqbal

Iqbal with Choudhary Rahmat Aliand other Muslim leaders

pic of Allama Iqbal

A rare shot of Iqbal’s wife-Begum Muhammad Iqbal

wife of Allama Iqbal

Allama Iqbal(In the Doctorate of Literature) after the conferment of this Degree by the University of the Punjab in 1933

iqbal at cambridge university

 At a party during the 2nd Round Table Conference in London in 1931

Iqbal at Second Round Table Conference

Iqbal with Muslim politicians

Iqbal politics

A view of the conference in Jerusalem. Iqbal is seen sitting on the extreme right in the first row(1931)

A view of the conference in Jerusalem. Iqbal is seen sitting on the extreme right in the first row(1931)