On this day in April of 1936, a legend was born in Bhopal, British occupied India. Who could have thought that a small child from Bhopal will become a national hero and a world renown nuclear scientist.
Yes this was non other than Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan also known as A. Q. Khan. He is a Pakistani nuclear physicist and a metallurgical engineer, who founded the uranium enrichment program for Pakistan’s atomic bomb project.
He was the man who single handily equipped Pakistan with nuclear arsenal to deter the increasing aggression of neighboring India.
The scientific contributions of Dr. A. Q. Khan have been recognized in several ways. As an active scientist and technologist, he has published more than 188 scientific research papers in international journals.
It was all because of this man that on May 28, 1998, Pakistan successfully tested its first nuclear device and emerged as the only Muslim country to join the nuclear club.
This nation could never pay him back for the services he rendered to us.