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Rahmat Aziz Khan

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Rahmat Aziz Khan
SI, TP, PP,GM (twice)
Rahmat Aziz Khan after receiving award addresses during a global conference
Rahmat Aziz Khan after receiving award addresses during a global conference
Rahmat Aziz Khan,Pakistan2019s
Born(1970-04-25)25 April 1970
Khot Valley, Chitral district, NWFP, (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Pakistan.
🏳️ NationalityPakistani
Other names
Urdu University
💼 Occupation

💵 Salary :
Pakistani Linguistics
Contribution for the promotion and preservation of Languages of Pakistan
Linguistic software
Work on Allama Iqbal
🏅 AwardsSanad-i-Imitiaz(2016)awarded by Govt of Pakistan
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Gold Medal (2015)Awarded by Govt of Pakistan

Rahmat Aziz Khan (Urdu: رحمت عزیز‎) (born Rehmat (Urdu: رحمت ‎), 25 April 1970 - ) is an eminent Urdu and Khowar linguist, researcher, writer, Lexicographer[1]critic and scholar of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan.[2] He is a famous Pakistani linguist, scholar, author, Translator on Iqbal Studies, Linguistic Keyboard Software Developer and columnist from Chitral Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.[3] . In 2019, he won the International Peace Prize Public Peace Prize Award because of his work for justice for endangered languages of Pakistan.[4].

He is widely regarded as a leading authority on the endangered languages of Pakistan. He wrote many scholarly articles, book reviews, and editorials. He received Sanad-e-Imtiaz Award for his literary, linguistic and IT accomplishments in 2015 from the Government of Pakistan.


His mother died while he was still a child. He received his matriculation from GHS Khot in 1987 and intermediate education (high school) from Booni in 1989. He graduated from Allam Iqbal University in 1996. He completed his BLISc, Master of Arts, LLB and LL.M from Urdu University Islamabad. In 2019, he obtained his LL.M degree. In 2015, he was awarded the Sanad-i-Imtiaz medal (Star of Excellence) and Seerat-un-Nabi Award by the President of Pakistan for his award winning book “Muhammad PBUH”[5].


Rahmat Aziz was born in 1970 in Pakistan. He grew up in the Chitral Valley of Pakistan. He did a lot of research and study on the languages and cultures of Northern Pakistan. He was an expert on the culture of Chitral and Kalash. He has received the Public Peace Prize in 2019 for his immense work for the promotion and preservation of endangered languages mother languages of Pakistan.[6] Being a peace poet and peace activist he is spreading peace through his initiative "My poetry and my language for peace".[7] His area of interest was Software Engineering and linguistic keyboard software development for Pakistani languages. He was awarded the SI by the Govt of Pakistan for his Prophet Muhammad panegyrics.[8]

Linguistic works[edit]

Rahmat's linguistic works and ideas have had a strong influence on researchers and students of Pakistani languages.In pursuit of his passion for linguistics, Rehmat Aziz Khan, the man behind the first-ever virtual Khowar language keyboard has achieved yet another remarkable feat — a software that allows typing in some 40 local languages.[9].

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Sanad-i-Imitiaz Govt of Pakistan[10].
  • Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Gold Medal Govt of Pakistan[11].
  • Pride of the Nation Gold Medal Journalist Foundation
  • Gold Medal, Nazriya Pakistan Council Govt of Pakistan.
  • Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal, Govt of Pakistan
  • Gold Medal, Pakistan Book of Records [12].
  • World Record, Everest Book of Records
  • World Record Assist World Record[13].
  • Public Peace Prize Laureate 2019 from Pakistan [14].
  • Global Pixoto Rising Star Award[15].


  • Chitrali Grammar (grammar) [16]
  • Khowar Urud English Dictionary (Trilingual Dictionary).[17]
  • Guldan-e-Rahmat (poetry) [18]
  • Guldasta-e-Rahmat (poetry) [19]
  • Gulzokh (poetry) [20]
  • Gul-o-Bulbul (poetry) [21]
  • Chitrali Dictionary (with Urdu and English) [22]

His more books on language and culture documentation can be accessed here https://www.scribd.com/user/194549871/Khowar-Academy

Print Media Coverage[edit]

  • Daily Dawn - Leading English Newspaper[23].
  • Daily The News - English Newspaper[24].
  • Endangered Languages Project - Burushaski[25].
  • Daily Express Tribune with New York Times- Leading English Newspaper[26].
  • Daily Express Tribune with New York Times- Leading English Newspaper[27].

Media coverage[edit]

  • AbbTakk Television Documentary [28].
  • Geo Television[29].

Other websites[edit]

  • GitHub [30].
  • Trepup [31].
  • Pride of Pakistan [32].
  • Bolo Jawan [33].
  • Official website[34].
  • The reigning father of Khowar language[35].

See also[edit]

  • List of Pakistani writers
  • List of Urdu language writers


  1. Chitrali Dictionary - with Urdu and English
  2. Abdur Razzaq (18 November 2018). "PROFILE: A VIRTUAL KEYBOARD FOR KHOWAR". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  3. Rahmat Aziz has developed 50 keyboard softwares for the endangered languages of Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Afghanistan and China
  4. PP Laureate 2019
  5. Pakistani-poet-awarded-for-Prophet-panegyrics
  6. Public Peace Prize for Rahmat Aziz
  7. [1]
  8. Pakistani-poet-awarded-for-Prophet-panegyrics
  9. Teck Talk: Typing in tongues now a click away
  10. Pakistani linguist gets presidential Award
  11. Linguist gets Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan Gold Medal
  12. Pakistan Book of Records
  13. Assist World Record
  14. Public Peace Prize Laureate from Pakistan
  15. Pixoto Award
  16. [ https://www.scribd.com/document/441982162/Chitrali-Grammar-by-Rehmat-Aziz-Chitrali/ Khowar Language Grammar]
  17. / Khowar-Urdu-English-Dictionary
  18. Urdu language poetry book
  19. Khowar language poetry book
  20. Khowar language poetry book
  21. Khowar language poetry book
  22. Chitrali Dictionary - with Urdu and English
  23. Interview
  24. Pakistani Engineer Develops search engine that support 40 languages of Pakistan
  25. Typing in Brushaski Language in 7 platforms with a single click
  26. Khowar language - Keys of Preservation
  27. Typing in tongues now a click away
  28. Abb Takk Television Documentary
  29. Geo Television Coverage
  30. Software Developer from Pakistan
  31. Shortest TV commercial by Pakistani Linguist
  32. Title of Pride of Pakistani linguist and Researcher
  33. The preserver of Languages
  34. Official Website
  35. The reigning father of Khowar language

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