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Abdul Rahim Khan

Pakistani diplomat

Died when: 64 years 126 days (772 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

Air Marshal Abdur Rahim Khan, (Urdu: عبدالرحیم خان ‎; 25 October 1925 – 28 February 1990) HJ, S.Pk, SBt, was a three-star air officer who served as the last Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Air Force under President Yahya Khan, from 1969 until 1972.

In 1972, Air-Marshal Abdur Rahim Khan along with the Pakistan Army's Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Gul Hassan was prematurely retired from military service over his refusal to use Pakistan Air Force aircraft in Lyallpur to buzz over crowds of police agitation, demanding pay raise.

Later he joined the Foreign Service and served as Pakistan Ambassador to Spain till 13 April 1977, when along with General Gul Hassan Khan, who was then the Pakistan Ambassador to Greece, he resigned as a protest against the rigging of the general elections held in 1977


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