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Abdul Khaliq

Pakistani sprinter (Bird of Asia)

Died when: 54 years 102 days (651 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Abdul Khaliq

Subedar Abdul Khaliq (Punjabi, Urdu: عبد الخالق‎; 23 March 1933 – 10 March 1988), also known as Parinda e Asia (Urdu for The Flying Bird of Asia), was a Pakistani sprinter from 8 Medium Regiment Artillery who won 2 international gold medals, 2 international silver medals, and 1 International bronze medals for Pakistan.

He competed in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100 metres relay.He participated in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and the 1960 Rome Olympics.

He also participated in the 1954 Asian Games and the 1958 Asian Games.During the 1956 Indo-Pak Meet held in Delhi, Khaliq earned the title of "The Flying Bird of Asia" from the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, who was mesmerised by his performance during the event.

He was born in the village of Jand Awan in Chakwal, Punjab, now in Pakistan, and died on 10 March 1988 in Rawalpindi.

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