Khizar Hayat Tiwana

Punjabi politician

Malik Sir Khizar Hayat Tiwana (1900-1975), KCSI, OBE, was a Punjabi politician of British India. He was a member of the Unionist Party (Punjab). He remained Premier of the Punjab region during 1942-47, just before the Partition and Independence of India and Pakistan.

He was from a Tiwana Rajput landowning family which had been prominent since the 15th-16th centuries AD. His father Malik Sir Umar Hayat Tiwana had also been a faithful vassal of the British Raj and did much to elevate the family further.