Ghani Khan

Ghani Khan (1914-1996) is  one of the best Pashto language poet of the 20th century, son of the legendary and peace and non-violence, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan holds a high place in pashto literature because of his humorous and satirical verses. He was not only a poet but also was a Painter and sculptor. His first poem appeared in December, 1928.

Ghani Khan received his early education from a religious teacher of the local mosques of Utmanzai. He was then sent to the National High School in Peshawar city, which was founded in 1895 by the Hindus of the Province. After studying there for a year he was brought into a small Azad (Free) School in Utmanzai-founded in 1921 by his father with the assistance of the Anjuman-e-Islah-ul-Afaghina (Society for the Reformation of the Afghans) just for the purpose to stop the people saying that a rich person is studying in city and poor will get educated in this wretched school.