Khalid Jamil is
another great celebrated personality of Petaro of
all times. He was the Senior
Under Officer (SUO) of his entry and Captain
of the College Football
Team during his final year. He was a member of
the College Athletics Team.
He stood first in
the district in the
Matric Board exams, and Second in the entire
Board in the Intermediate
exams for Pre-Medical. He was awarded the
Badge of Honour
after Matric and the
Stick of Honour after Intermediate for his
Petaro, Khalid Jamil graduated with an MBBS degree
from King Edward Medical College in 1980. During
that period, he was a champion athlete and held a
record in 110m hurdles. As a result of his
athletic achievements, he was a member of the
Pakistan Junior Athletics Team as well.
In later years, went
for post-graduation studies to the UK and obtained
a D.Med. in Rehabilitation and a DCN from London.
He is now known in
Lahore circles as BigB or Big Brother.
Dr. Khalid Jamil's
life is worth reading about. He met with an
accident after Petaro, which was devastating.
However, it was solely through his will power that
he rehabilitated himself and has become a role
model for those who have any form of disability.
In 2005, Dr. Khalid
Jamil published his autobiography in Urdu under
the title "Teesra Janam" (published by Zaib
Publishers, Lahore, 2005, 515p). In first part of
the book "Pehla Janam", he talks of his
childhood memories including his stay at Petaro.
He talks of his successess and achievements at
Petaro, which would be of great interest for all
Petarians to read. In the second part "Doosra
Janam", he talks about his unfortunate
accident, and how this changed his entire life. He
talks of the transformational change and how his
mind, soul, thoughts and consciousness reacted to
this change in his life. It was a rebirth for him
when he rediscovered himself. In the last part of
the book "Teesra Janam", he discusses the
stories of his patients and friends, and provides
a new insight into one's own self. He goes on to
discuss issues of society and social issues and
their solutions. All of this can be possible only
through a change in our thought process and a
sense of discovery of the self.
At present, he is
the Head of Department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation at King Edward Medical University,
Lahore. He is also President, Pakistan Deaf Squash