He was the father of Sir Muhammad Allama Iqbal. He was a Kashmiri Brahmin Sapru which had converted to Islam in the 19th century, when the Sikh Empire was conquering Kashmir, his grandfather’s family migrated to Punjab. He worked as a tailor, not formally educated, but a religious man (See Schimmel). He was married to Imam Bibi, a Punjabi Muslim from Sialkot, was described as a polite and humble woman who helped the poor and her neighbours with their problems. She died on 9 November 1914 in Sialkot. His eldest son was Shaikh Ata Muhammad, who also joined Ahmadiyya and later renounced it. He died on Aug 17, 1930. He had a brother who also joined Ahmadiyya, his name was Ghulam Qadir, a Munshi from Siaklot.
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Schimmel, Annemarie (1962). Gabriel’s wing: a study into the religious ideas of Sir Muhammad Iqbal. Brill Archive. pp. 34–45.