Abdus Salam Biography
Birthday: January 29, 1926 (Aquarius)
Born In: Sahiwal
One person who had made the Asian sub-continental nation of Pakistan famous for a reason other than cricket and politics, is Abdus Salam. This theoretical physicist had contributed immensely towards electroweak unification and was rewarded for this hard work in the form of a ‘Nobel Prize’. Other than just dedicating his time towards particle physics, Salam also encouraged scientific research to a great extent in his country. He played a pivotal role in the development of nuclear energy and the atomic bomb project in Pakistan. Many Pakistani scientists who got an opportunity to work along with him, called him a ‘Scientific Father’. Salam continuously worked towards the development of science in Pakistan, till the time of his death,. The government of Pakistan issued a stamp as a mark of respect to Salam’s scientific contribution, post his death. Till date, he is considered to be one of the most influential scientists the country has ever produced. In spite of his contributions towards the country, Salam was discriminated by his own country. He was considered to be a non-Islamic since he belonged to the ‘Ahmaddiya’ community. This provoked Salam to move out of his country, and stay in England during his final days.