When SRK said his father was the ‘youngest freedom fighter’

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s father Taj Mohammed Khan was a freedom fighter in colonial India, the actor said in an old interview. During the interaction, Shah Rukh revealed that Taj was the ‘youngest freedom fighter’ in the country at 15.

Shah Rukh’s father, the late Taj Mohammed Khan, came to India from Peshawar. He died of cancer when the actor was just 15 years old. Shah Rukh’s mother Lateef Fatima Khan also succumbed to a prolonged illness in 1990.

“My family especially my father, we all were very closely connected with the country’s politics of those times (pre-independence India) because my father himself was the youngest freedom fighter of this country,” he told veteran actress Farida Jalal in an interview.

He added that his father used to say, “You should never take your freedom for granted. We have given it to you so always maintain this freedom

Shah Rukh will be seen next in ‘Pathaan’. The film is directed by Siddharth Anand and will also star Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. He also has Atlee’s ‘Jawan’ and Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Dunki’ in the pipeline.

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