The nation will celebrate the 139th birth anniversary of national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal with traditional zeal and fervour at Iqbal Manzil Sialkot (the birthplace of the Poet of East) tomorrow, November 9.

The Iqbal Day will dawn with special prayers in the mosques for the peace, national integrity, prosperity and development of the country.

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Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal was born on 9 November 1877 in Sialkot, within the Punjab Province of British India (now in Pakistan). He died on 21 April 1938 in Lahore, Punjab, British India.