University Of The Punjab

Discover the notable alumni of University Of The Punjab. The list includes people like Abdus Salam, Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar, Birbal Sahni, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed & Yahya Khan. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, intellectuals & academics, scientists, writers and film & theater personalities etc.
Vote for Your Favourite University Of The Punjab

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

 1 
Abdus Salam
(Theoretical Physicist)
Abdus Salam
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sahiwal
Died: November 21, 1996

Abdus Salam was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who became the first Pakistani to be honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics. He was also the second person from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize. He won the award in 1979 for his work concerning the electroweak unification theory. Salam played a major role in popularizing physics in Pakistan.

 2 
Prem Chopra
(Actor)
Prem Chopra
2
Birthdate: September 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, British India
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Ramanand Sagar
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer)
Ramanand Sagar
1
Birthdate: December 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lahore
Died: December 12, 2005
 4 
Satish Dhawan
(Indian Mathematician and Aerospace Engineer)
Satish Dhawan
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jammu and Kashmir, India
Died: January 3, 2002

Satish Dhawan was an Indian aerospace engineer and mathematician remembered for his research in the field of boundary layers and turbulence. From 1972 to 1984, Dhawan served as the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization during which he played a key role in the development of the space program in India. In 1981, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan.

 5 
Tariq Ali
(British Writer, Journalist, Historian and Filmmaker)
Tariq Ali
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Tariq Ali is a British writer, journalist, political activist, filmmaker, public intellectual, and historian. Over the years, he has contributed immensely to popular publications like The Guardian and The London Review of Books. Tariq Ali is also credited with authoring many influential books like Bush in Babylon and The Obama Syndrome.

 6 
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
(Pakistani–Canadian Islamic scholar and Former Politician)
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jhang, Pakistan

Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is a Pakistani–Canadian Islamic scholar who founded the non-governmental organization Minhaj-ul-Quran. A former politician, he is also credited with founding a political party called Pakistan Awami Tehreek. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has also served as a professor of constitutional law at the Punjab University in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

 7 
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
(Father of research laboratories)
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 21, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bhera
Died: January 1, 1955

Known as the father of research laboratories, Indian physical chemist Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar was a BHU professor. An avid poet, he also penned the kulgeet of the university. He was the first chairman of UGC, headed CSIR, and played a key role in setting up many R&D labs in India.

 8 
B.R. Chopra
(Director)
B.R. Chopra
1
Birthdate: April 22, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rahon, British India
Died: November 5, 2008
 9 
Birbal Sahni
(Palaeobotanist)
Birbal Sahni
14
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1891 AD
Birthplace: Saharanpur district
Died: April 10, 1949

Birbal Sahni was a pioneer of palaeobotanical research in India. The founder of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, he also taught botany at BHU and Lucknow University. He was also interested in music and tennis, and loved collecting coins. He was a Fellow of The Royal Society, too.

 10 
Maryam Nawaz
(Politician)
Maryam Nawaz
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lahore
 11 
Choudhry Rahmat Ali
(Pakistani Nationalist Who Was One of the Earliest Proponents of the Creation of the State of Pakistan)
Choudhry Rahmat Ali
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 16, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Garhshankar, Punjab, India
Died: February 3, 1951

Choudhry Rahmat Ali was a Pakistani nationalist best remembered for playing a key role in the creation of Pakistan. Regarded as the pioneer of Pakistan Movement, Rahmat Ali is credited with coining the name Pakistan. Rahmat Ali is also credited with conceptualizing the idea of Pakistan and for publishing the Pakistan Declaration in the form of a pamphlet in 1933.

 12 
Asma Jahangir
(Human rights activist, Lawyer)
Asma Jahangir
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karachi

Asma Jahangir was a Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist. She was a co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. A lawyer by profession, she played a prominent role in the Lawyers' Movement and also served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. She was posthumously awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz. 

 13 
Yousaf Raza Gillani
(18th Prime Minister of Pakistan (2008 - 2012))
Yousaf Raza Gillani
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Multan, Punjab, Pakistan

Yousaf Raza Gillani is a Pakistani politician who served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2008 to 2012. One of the most controversial leaders in Pakistan, Yousaf Raza Gillani was stripped of his position as the Prime Minister by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2012. His government was accused of corruption among other charges.

 14 
Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad
Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rawalpindi

Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad is a Pakistani politician who has served many important positions. After serving as the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting from 2004 to 2006, Ahmad served as Minister of Railways from 2006 to 2007. He served as the Minister of Railways again from 2018 to 2020. He served as the Minister of Interior from 2020 to 2022.

 15 
Nauman Ijaz
(Pakistani Actor & TV Anchorperson)
Nauman Ijaz
1
Birthdate: February 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
Mahbub ul Haq
(Economist, Politician, Financier, Banker)
Mahbub ul Haq
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jammu
Died: July 16, 1998

Mahbub ul Haq was a Pakistani economist and international development theorist turned politician. He served as the Minister of Finance of Pakistan from April 1985 to January 1986. He studied at the University of Cambridge in England on a scholarship and received his Ph.D. from Yale University in the United States before returning to Pakistan.   

 17 
Ishtiaq Ahmed
(Political scientist)
Ishtiaq Ahmed
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Ishtiaq Ahmed is a Swedish author and political scientist. He is best known for his association with Stockholm University where he serves as Professor Emeritus of Political Science. At the University of Stockholm, Ishtiaq Ahmed taught a range of subjects including political theory.

 18 
Farhat Hashmi
(Pakistani Canadian Islamic Scholar and Television Preacher)
Farhat Hashmi
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sargodha

Farhat Hashmi is a Pakistani Canadian Islamic scholar and television preacher. She is credited with founding a Salafist organization called Al-Huda International, which aims at helping women understand the Quran better and become better observant Muslims. Farhat Hashmi has achieved popularity as a feminist scholar, not only in Pakistan but also abroad. 

 19 
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
(Pakistani Professional Tennis Player)
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is a tennis player. In 2010, he reached the finals of the US Open in mixed doubles and men's doubles events, becoming the first Pakistani player to reach a Grand Slam final. In 2010, he received the Peace and Sport Image of the Year award along with Rohan Bopanna for their efforts to promote world peace through tennis.

 20 
Faquir Chand Kohli
(Businessman)
Faquir Chand Kohli
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
 21 
Khawaja Muhammad Asif
(Politician, Banker)
Khawaja Muhammad Asif
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sialkot
 22 
Munir Ahmad Khan
(Pakistani Nuclear Reactor Physicist)
Munir Ahmad Khan
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kasur, Pakistan
Died: April 22, 1999

Munir Ahmad Khan was a Pakistani nuclear physicist. He is also known as the "father of the atomic bomb program" of Pakistan for his role in the development of the country’s nuclear weapons. He served as the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) chairman from 1972 to 1991. He was posthumously honored with the Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Order of Excellence).   

 23 
Fauzia Ilyas
(Human rights activist, Co-founding Atheist & Agnostic Alliance Pakistan)
Fauzia Ilyas
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pakistan

Fauzia Ilyas is a Pakistani Dutch speaker and political activist. Born in Pakistan, she struggled with forced marriage and sexual abuse before managing to escape to the Netherlands. She now identifies as an atheist and is a campaigner for feminism, secularism, and atheist rights in Pakistan. She is currently married to a fellow atheist named Sayed Gillani. 

 24 
Sheikh Anwarul Haq
(Jurist)
Sheikh Anwarul Haq
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: India
Died: March 3, 1995
 25 
Mirza Tahir Ahmad
(Fourth Caliph and The Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community)
Mirza Tahir Ahmad
1
Birthdate: December 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Qadian, Punjab, India
Died: April 19, 2003
 26 
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
(Major Figure in Contemporary Urdu Literature & Former Editor and Publisher of 'Funoon')
Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi
3
Birthdate: November 20, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Khushab, Pakistan
Died: July 10, 2006

Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi was a Pakistani poet, dramatist, short story writer, literary critic, and journalist who wrote in Urdu language. An important personality in contemporary Urdu literature, Qasmi is credited with inspiring other famous poets like Gulzar. In 1968, he was honored with the Pride of Performance award. In 1980, Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his literary work. 

 27 
Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan (1955 - 1956))
Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jalandhar, India
Died: December 2, 1982

Chaudhry Muhammad Ali was a Pakistani politician who served as the fourth prime minister of Pakistan from August 1955 to September 1956. After completing his education at Punjab University, he began an academic career. Born in British India, he moved to Pakistan during the partition and entered Pakistani politics. His son, Khalid Anwer, is a well-known lawyer and jurist. 

 28 
Mariam Behnam
(Writer)
Mariam Behnam
0
Birthdate: February 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bandar Lengeh, Iran
Died: December 4, 2014
 29 
Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury
(Politician)
Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Died: November 22, 2015

Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury was a Bangladeshi politician who served under Prime Minister Khaleda Zia as the adviser of parliamentary affairs from 2001 to 2006. In 2013, he was convicted of war crime charges and sentenced to death for his actions during the Bangladesh War of Independence. Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury was executed by hanging in 2015. 

 30 
Shaukat Manzoor Cheema
(Politician)
Shaukat Manzoor Cheema
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wazirabad, Pakistan
Died: June 3, 2020
 31 
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
(Pakistani Islamic Terrorist Who Co-founded Lashkar-E-Taiba)
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
11
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
 32 
Teepu Siddique
(Neurologist)
Teepu Siddique
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthplace: Pakistan

Pakistani-American neurologist Teepu Siddique initially studied botany and then switched to medicine. He is best remembered for his efforts to find out the reasons behind the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was also known for his association with institutes such as the Northwestern University and the University of Southern California.