His father studied at the Tibia College and at the King George's Medical College.
His father had studied in Lucknow in 1929 and had lived here for more than a decade.
He interacted with old timers and visited many educational institutions in Lucknow.
Qadri is now rallying thousands in the Pakistani capital demanding the ouster of the government.
The 61 year old former professor of international constitutional law does not only trace his ancestral roots to Lucknow but also visited the city in March last year.
The Uttar Pradesh capital may be hundreds of miles away from Islamabad but the two cities have a connect of sorts in the fiery cleric Tahirul Qadri.