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Imran Khan, 70

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October 05, 2022 11:36 IST
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Imran Khan, cricket star turned populist politician, turns 70 today, October 5. Glimpses from the former Pakistan prime minister's life:

 

IMAGE: Imran with his parents Ikramullah Niazi and Shaukat Khanum and sisters when he was three years old. Photograph: Kind courtesy imrankhan.pti/Instagram

 

IMAGE: Imran with his father and sister when he was probably two years old. Photograph: Kind courtesy imrankhan.pti/Instagram

 

IMAGE: Imran, accompanied by his first wife Jemima Goldsmith, arrives at London's high court. Photograph: Reuters

 

IMAGE: Imran with his second wife Reham Khan. This marriage lasted ten months.

 

IMAGE: Imran married his third and current wife Bushra Bibi on February 18, 2018. Imran's party Tehreen-e-Insaaf wish their chairman on Twitter. Photograph: PTIKPOfficial/Twitter

 

IMAGE: Imran performs the umrah with Bushra Bibi in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, May 9, 2021. Photograph: Kind courtesy imrankhan.pti/Instagram

 

IMAGE: With sons Sulaiman Isa Khan and Kasim Khan. Their mother is the former Jemima Goldsmith. Photograph: Kind courtesy imrankhan.pti/Instagram

 

IMAGE: Princess Diana with Imran, Jemima and patients at the Shaukat Khanum Trust Hospital in Lahore, which Imran built in his mother's memory. Photograph: Muzammil Pasha/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Imran and Jemima with then South African president Nelson Mandela address journalists after travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town aboard the Blue Train. Photograph: Reuters

 

IMAGE: Imran gives a placard to elder son Sulaiman before a march to the United Nations offices in Islamabad to protest against the killing of Chechen Muslims and calling for a stop to Russian attacks in Grozny. Photograph: Muzammil Pasha/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Imran surrounded by supporters on his arrival at Karachi airport to launch his political party, the Tehreek-e-Insaaf. Photograph: Reuters

 

IMAGE: Imran addresses an election campaign rally in Narowal, May 1, 2013. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

 

IMAGE: Imran greets supporters at a rally in Shadi Khal, October 8, 2002. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

 

IMAGE: Imran waves a cricket bat, his party's election symbol, as he addresses an election rally in Faisalabad, May 5, 2013. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

 

IMAGE: Imran speaks at a rally in Chontra. Photograph: Reuters

 

IMAGE: Imran waves to supporters in Islamabad, July 5, 2018. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Imran on becoming Pakistan's prime minister: 'We will change the system so that it runs on merit, and where everyone gets an opportunity to prosper.' Photograph: Kind courtesy imrankhan.pti/Instagram

 

IMAGE: Imran inspects the J10C fighter aircraft on its induction into the Pakistan air force. Photograph: Kind courtesy imrankhan.pti/Instagram

 

IMAGE: Britain's Prince William and Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, meet Imran in Islamabad, October 15, 2019.
William's mother Princess Diana was a friend of Imran's first wife Jemima Goldsmith. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/Pool/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Then US president Donald J Trump greets Imran at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, January 21, 2020. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Imran with Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 2, 2018. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Pool/Reuters

 

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IMAGE: Imran addresses the United Nations General Assembly, September 27, 2019. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Imran after being ousted as prime minister leads a protest march in Islamabad, May 26, 2022. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

 

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com

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