Ain-ul-Haq Faridkoti

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Ain-ul-Haq Faridkoti or Fazl Elahi was a Pakistani linguist.

Ain-ul-Haq Faridkoti was born on September 17, 1919, in Faridkot. Faridkoti joined the Royal Indian Army in 1942, he opted for Pakistan after independence and in 1974 retired from Pakistan Army Education Corps. Faridkoti died in Lahore on October 17, 1995.[1]

Faridkoti theorized that Urdu was not an Indo-European language. Faridkoti theorized that not only Urdu but many other South Asian languages including Punjabi and Sindhi are Dravidian languages with influences from Manda and Indo-Chinese family of languages.[2][3]

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