Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Malik Ghulam Mohammad,Governor-General of Pakistan

Malik Ghulam Muhammad served as Governor General of Pakistan from 1951 until 1955, shortly before his death in 1956. He is a Kakazai Pathan.
He was born in Lahore, Punjab, British India in 1895, attended Aligarh University, after which he worked in accounting field. He helped during the formation of a company in 1945 known as Mahindra &Mohammad , later  known as Mahindra & Mahindra. He was the first Finance Minister in 1947, when Pakistan became Independent. After Liaquat's assassinationin in 1951, Khawaja Nazimuddin became Prime Minister and Ghulam Mohammad was made the Governor General of Pakistan. He dismissed Khawaja and installed Muhammad Ali Bogra as Prime Minister.
Ghulam Mohammad's health deteriorated and he took leave and died in the next year.