Abul Kalam Azad Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Abul Kalam Azad (Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad)

Last Updated: 04 Dec, 2022 | Views: 310

Age: 69

Profession: Politician

Other Profession(s): Political Activist, Theologian

Famous For: First Minister of Education in the Indian government

Abul Kalam Azad Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
11 Nov, 1888 (69 Years 03 Months 11 Days)

Birth Country
Saudi Arabia

Birth Place

Birth Sign



Died on
22 Feb, 1958

Cause of Death

Abul Kalam Azad Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad was a prominent member of the Indian National Congress, an activist for Indian independence, a writer, and a theologian of Islam. Indian independence led to his appointment as First Minister of Education. He earned the nickname Maulana Azad, which is an honorific that meaning "Our Master," and he wrote under the pen name Azad (Free). The country celebrates his birthday as National Education Day in recognition of his contributions to India's education system. As a young man, Azad wrote poems and philosophical essays in Urdu.

In 1899: He began issuing the poetical newspaper Nairang-e-Aalam in Calcutta.
In 1903: Azad published a monthly journal called Lissan-us-Sidq.
In 1912: He founded Al-Hilal, a weekly Urdu newspaper, in Calcutta.
In 1923: Azad became the youngest president of Congress.
In 1938: Azad acted as a go-between for the faction of the Congress managed by Congress President Subhash Bose and its followers.

Achievements and Awards:
In 1982: Gandhi, a biographical film directed by Richard Attenborough, featured actor Virendra Razdan as Azad.
In 1992: He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna by the government of India.
His bravery and gallantry were described by Jawaharlal Nehru as Mir-i- Karawan (the caravan leader).

Unknown Facts:
His criticism of the British Raj and support for Indian nationalism made him a prominent journalist.
Azad was the most well-known Muslim figure to oppose Pakistan's founding. Prime Minister Nehru continued to rely on Azad as a trusted confidante, supporter, and counsellor.

Abul Kalam Azad Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Muhammad Khairuddin

Mother's Name

Zulaikha Begum

Abru Begum & Fatima Arzu Begum

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