Islamabad: Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan’s first official biography, written by New Delhi-based writer Frank Huzur, is set for a global launch next month.
Titled Imran Vs Imran, the book is being described as “a political biography of Pakistan’s agent of change and the most committed face of democracy in Pakistan”.
Huzur, who is also a poet and playwright, made several trips to Pakistan in the past six months to meet Khan, his family and leaders of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in order to equip himself with content to write the book.
Huzur was also granted an audience by Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Khan in London. An entire chapter of the 400-page book has been devoted to Khan’s marriage and subsequent divorce.
Rare photographs of the cricketing legend and his family will also be a part of the book.
“Imran Khan, founder-chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, remains an enigma to his political opponents,” says a flattering introductory note by publishers Falcon Books.
“The man who once ruled the 22-yard pitch is being seen as the best bet for Pakistan, a country whose tryst with democracy has actually been a cloak and dagger game.”
“He is still as much feared on the political pitch as he had been in his cricketing heydays. Can he become the Prime Minister or President of Pakistan one day in future?” writes Huzur.
Huzur and his publishing house have decided to contribute 15% of the book’s cover price to the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, set up by Khan in memory of his mother who died of cancer.