A national hero is a person who has done some great work of historical importance for the nation.
Our national hero can – rightly be Dr. Mohammed Iqbal, the man who for the first time presented the idea of a separate Muslim state for the Muslims of undivided India. He was born in Sialkot on 9th November 187-7. He received his early education in Sialkot and later, passed M.A. from Punjab University. He received a Law degree from England and Ph.D. from Munich University. He was a great poet and his poetry is actually a preaching of Islam. He inspired the Muslim youth by his poetry and awakened the Muslims from their sleep of ignorance and carelessness.
He presented the demand for a separate homeland for Muslims. He worked for this cause throughout his life. It is he who urged Quaid-:e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah to come back to India from England and work for the cause of Muslims.
After a long struggle, Pakistan came into existence but · Dr. Iqbal did not live to see the creation of a Muslim state, his dream to come true. His poetry is guidance for a successful and zealous life as a Muslim.