Iskander Ali Mirza

Iskander Ali Mirza

Birth
West Bengal, India
Death 12 Nov 1969 (aged 70)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: President Mirza was buried in Tehran, Iran, but the exact location is unknown.
Memorial ID 92651209 · View Source
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Pakistani Politician. A Major-General of the British Army, Mirza attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, becoming the first Indian graduate of the academy in 1920. He became Pakistan's first Defense Secretary in 1947 upon the formation the of Dominion of Pakistan and served as Governor of East Bengal in 1950, Minister of the Interior in 1954 and the last Governor-General of the Dominion of Pakistan from October 6, 1955 to March 23, 1956. When Pakistan established its first constitution as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Miraz was elected by the general assembly as the country's first President serving from March 23, 1956 to October 27, 1958. His presidency was marked by marked by political instability, civil unrest, and immigration problems ending with Mirza's exile to England.


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  • Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
  • Added: 26 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 92651209
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Iskander Ali Mirza (14 Dec 1898–12 Nov 1969), Find a Grave Memorial no. 92651209, ; Maintained by Samuel Taylor Geer (contributor 46925792) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a President Mirza was buried in Tehran, Iran, but the exact location is unknown..