Pak soldier to Padma Shri: Story of Lt Col Zahir who aided India liberate B’desh

Published on Nov 11, 2021 04:24 PM IST
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Former Pakistani soldier Lt Col Qazi Sajjad Ali Zahir was honoured with the Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind. He was awarded the honour for his contribution to India’s success in the 1971 war. Lt Col Qazi Sajjad Ali Zahir, an ex-Pakistan soldier, risked his life to help India & Bangladesh. As a 20-yr-old officer, he crossed over to India and helped liberate Bangladesh in the 1971 war. Lt Col Zahir's is a name that Pakistan continues to hate even today. There's a death sentence pending in his name in Pakistan for the past 50 years. Watch the full video for more.

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