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Tajammul Hussain Malik

Military Person

Tajammul Hussain Malik Major General Tajammul Hussain Malik (born: June 13, 1924) is a senior and former 2-star rank general officer in the Pakistan army and the former General Officer Commanding of the 23rd Division of Pakistan Army, retiring with the rank of Major-General. He was the commanding officer of Pakistani forces at the Battle of Hilli during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971, and headed a failed coup attempt against the regime of Zia-ul-Haq in 1980 which resulted in a court-martial held by Judge Advocate General Branch of Pakistan Defence Forces headed by General Zia-ul-Haq. Tajammul Hussain Malik, from the Awan tribe, was born on June 13, 1924 in the Chakwal District in the Punjab province and became a career officer in the British Indian Army, later joining the army of the new state of Pakistan in 1947. He had participated in Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 and the 1965 War. In 1971, he promoted as Brigadier-General and was appointed commanding officer of the 205 Infantry Brigade of the Pakistan Army in 1971, deployed at Hilli in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). Malik's unit continued fighting even after Pakistani forces formally surrendered to Indian forces in Dhaka. He was the only red tape  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1924-06-13
Place of birth
Chakwal District

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