About Irfan Kathwari
The Kathwari's elder son, Irfan, went to Afghanistan as a young man, over his family's objections, to join the mujahadeen fighters. He died in 1992 during the battle to take Kabul. He took took leave from Harvard Medical School to go fight in Kashmir.
Kathwari established the Irfan Kathwari Foundation in his name, which works to promote understanding between the Muslim world and the West.