Pak presidential nominee Mamnoon's Indian connection
The ruling PML-N nominated Mamnoon Hussain's as a presidential candidate earlier this week. He has been seen as a front-runner to get the top position, it was reported.
Hussain is a leading businessman from Karachi.
Very few people know that Pak's would be president was born in 1940 in the city of the Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. His family migrated to Pakistan after partition.
According to TOI report, Hussain has his roots from "Nai Ki Mandi" area in Agra. Since the news broke out, occupants of his ancestral house have been basking in the glory of unexpected fame.
Haji Nizamuddin,, the 88-year-old patriarch whose aunt was Hussain's maternal grandmother told TOI, "I am very happy that someone from my family is going to become such an important person in Pakistan."
Haji regretted that he could not meet Hussain when he visited Pakistan in 1992 but hopes that Hussain visits Agra once he is elected as the president. Haji also hopes that India-Pakistan bilateral ties will warm up during Hussain's elevation as Pak president.
Pakistan is scheduled to hold presidential elections on July 30, a week before its original date, due to Ramzan.
The incumbent President Asif Ali Zardari's term expires on September 30, 2013.