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Shri Akbar Ali Khan

  • Shri. Akbar Ali Khan
  • Shri. Akbar Ali Khan

    Shri Akbar Ali Khan

    Governor of Uttar Pradesh From: 14-11-1972 To: 24-10-1974

    20th November, 1899

    Education & Degree

    Educated from Mufidul-Anam School, which was founded by Raja Bansilal and members of his own family. Having matriculated from the City High School, he entered the Aligarh University.
    In 1923 he joined the Osmania University and after taking his B.A. degree proceeded to London for higher studies where he took his LL.B (Honors) from the London University.
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    Highlights of Career

    He was associated with the Osmania Graduates Association, the Exhibition Society and the Economic Committee. For 17 long years he was President of the Society of Union and Progress. In 1929 he prepared a scheme for the settlement of Hindu Muslim differences under the guidance of Sri S. Srinivas Iyangar a former President of Indian National Congress.
    When the Indian National Congress held its first session in Hyderabad in 1948, Shri Akbar Ali Khan was elected as Vice-President. In 1952 he was elected a member of the Senate of the Osmania University, member of the Senates of Aligarh University, Jamia Millia and Jawaharlal Nehru University. In 1957 he founded a Polytechnic in Hyderabad.
    Shri Akbar Ali Khan was a member of the U.N.O. delegation under the leadership of Shri Krishna Menon. He went to China on a goodwill mission under Sri Anantasayanam Iyangar. Later he visited Moscow, Finland and several countries in Asia and Africa. For 18 years he was a member of the Rajya Sabha and for 12 years he was the Hon. Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. He was also elected as deputy leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party. His main contribution has been in the strengthening of Hindu-Muslim Unity.