The former President of Pakistan and the chief of Army staff Pervez Musharraf died today at the American Hospital in UAE’s Dubai After a long bout of serious illness at the age of 79.

At the time of his death, he was in self-imposed exile. Musharraf was apparently suffering from an ailment called amyloidosis which was heavily impacting his organs and tissues and prevented the normal functioning of the body.

There is no word as to whether his body will be brought back to Pakistan. His family has been trying to bring him back home since last year. Musharraf has been living in Dubai for the last eight years as he is facing charges back home for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Sehba, and his son and daughter, Bilal and Ayla Musharraf.

Who is Bilal Musharraf?

Bilal Musharraf is an educationist and actuary. He was born on October 17, 1972.

He attended military high school in Pakistan and after that, graduated from Fauji Foundation College. He then went to Cadet College Hasanabdal. In 1990, he went to the University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign, and in 2005, he attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

He is married to Iram Aftab, who is a banker. They have a daughter together. His sister, Ayla, is an architect and married to a film director, Asim Raza.

In 1994, Bilal started working for Automobile Insurers Bureau as an Actuarial Analyst. He later became a Senior Actuarial Analyst in the same company. He worked there till 2000, after which he moved to Boston. There he worked as a Benefits Consultant in a company called Willis Towers Watson.

In 2004 he moved to UAE, where he took up a job as an assistant manager in a company called Emerging Markets. In 2007, he completed his MBA and moved to China. He moved back to the US and became the Vice President of the company called ePlanet Ventures. He went to work for a number of other companies.

Every year, he is invited to the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). He is aversive of politics.

Pervez wrote a letter to his son on July 18, 1994, to his son when he was the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO). In the letter, Pervez advised him to always maintain truth and honesty while performing his duties at work.