Iqbal Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) is best remembered in India for ?Saare jahaan se achchha?, recited to this day as an alternate anthem. A pre-eminent poet of India in the early twentieth century, he eulogised the land and its peoples with his mellifluous verse. He published several collections, including Bang-e-dara (1924), Javed-nama (1932) and Baal-e-Jibreel (1935). In his later years he became the voice of Islam in India, advocating its causes through his writings, particularly ?The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam? (1930), his poetry and public speeches. In Pakistan today, he is regarded and cherished as a founding father.