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197. Shabbir Ali

Shabbir Ali - Mohammedan Coach (Mango Peel)

Former Indian football captain

Former Bengal State Team Coach, Shabbir Ali has been conferred the Dhyan Chand Award for the year 2011.
He is thankful to god for being conferred this award,  He said "Thank God, I got the DHYAN CHAND AWARD (Life Time Achievement) from Ministry of Sports, Govt. Of India for 2011,”
Dhyan Chand Award is India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games. The award is named after the legendary Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand. The award was initiated in 2002. The award carries a cash prize of INR 5 lakh (500,000 rupees), a statuette,ceremonial dress and a scroll of honour.

Shabbir Ali’s latest achievement’s was guiding the Bengal State Team to consecutive Santosh Trophy title in 2010 and 2011. He had a successful stint as a player for the national team and had even captained the side for few years before he retired as a player.
After his retirement, he remained attached with football and obtained Trainer B and A license from German Football Association before completing Olympic Solidarity Course (FIFA-IOC) in 1996.
Thereafter, he achieved success within a short span of time with many clubs one of them being Mohammedan Sporting Club. He made them the Champion Club of India having won four tournaments and finishing runners-up in two others in the 1991-92 seasons.
He also guided Salgoacar SC – Goa to win almost all trophies in a year other than the Calcutta clubs. The 55 years old Coach was also instrumental in steering India to SAF Championship victory in 1995 after India failed to win the cup in its three previous editions. Known to take up challenges, he recently joined CFL Premier Division side Calcutta Port Trust as a coach.
By winning the Dhyan Chand award, he thereby became the first footballer to be conferred this honour.

Former India International Footballer Sabbir Ali who played more than 100 International football and scored 35 goals for India currently the coach of Bengal Santosh Trophy Football Team 2011 has got AFC 'B' License Coaching certificate.
In 1974 Asian youth Football Tournament, India was the Joint Champion where Shabbir Ali was the Captain . This was the 1st time India Reach Final & Last Asia Trophy India won at Asian level. Under his coaching Bengal won Santosh Trophy 2010 after 11 years.
This expert Soccer Analyst who works with ESPN, STAR SPORTS EUROPEN CUP 2004 Portugal (From Singapore), TEN SPORTS, ZEE SPORTS, DD SPORTS, DD NEWS, SAHARA SAMAY, KOLKATA TV, MAHUA KABOOR ETC has been seelected as Bengal Santosh Trophty Football Team coach again in the editon to be played at Assam.

The President of Abbas Union Football Club, Darushifa, Hyderabad, Shabbir Ali also a famous striker of East Bnegla and Mohammedan Sporting club in his age and got Top Scorers awards many times in Kolkata Football League.
The former Mohammedan Sporting, Port Trust, Vasco, ITI, Salgaocar (NFL Winner), Fransa S.C, Churchill S.C, Mahindra United etc. team coach Shabbir Ali has given the recognition of cempetence to coach in the pro-league for 2011-2012 by AFC and as a B certificate holer of AFC he can atttend the AFC ' a' coaching course before the end of 2012.

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196. Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah

Born5 December 1905(1905-12-05)
Soura, Kashmir, British India
Died8 September 1982(1982-09-08) (aged 76)
Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir

In office
5 March 1948 – 9 August 1953

Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir

In office
25 February 1975 – 26 March 1977

Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah (Kashmiri: शेख़ मुहम्मद अब्‍दुल्‍ला (Devanagari), شيخ محمد عبداللهSher-e-Kashmir (the Lion of Kashmir) (December 5, 1905, Soura, Kashmir – September 8, 1982, Srinagar), was the leader of the National Conference, Kashmir's largest political par, and one of the most important political figures in the modern history of Jammu and Kashmir. In 1933 he married Akbar Jahan, the daughter of Michael Harry Nedou, the eldest son of the European proprietor of a chain of hotels in India including Nedous Hotel in Srinagar, and his Kashmiri wife Mirjan. Michael Harry Nedou was himself the proprietor of a hotel at the tourist resort of Gulmarg(The writer Tariq Ali claims that Akbar Jehan was previously married in 1928 to an Arab Karam Shah who disappeared after a Calcutta newspaper Liberty reported that he was actually T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabiaa British Intelligence officer. He claims that Akbar Jehan was divorced by her first husband in 1929.) He agitated against the rule of the Maharaja Hari Singh, and urged self-rule for Kashmir. He was the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir State after its provisional accession to India in 1947, and was later jailed and exiled. He again became the Chief Minister of the state following the 1974 Indira-Sheikh accor and remained in the top slot till his death on September 8, 1982.

Early life

The most important source of Sheikh Abdullah's early life is his official biography Atish e Chinar (In his foreword Sheikh Abdullah says it should be considered as his memoirs) and the main facts regarding it as given in Atish e Chinar (Urdu) are detailed below (See Chapter "Bachpan Aur Ibtadai Taleem" Atish e Chinar page 1-14 and "Ibtadai Azmaishain" page 15-22)
Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah was born in Soura, a village on the outskirts of Srinagar, just eleven days after the death of his father Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim, a middle class manufacturer and trader of Kashmir shawls. In his own words he was born an orphan. Sheikh Ibrahim like the poet Iqbal was the descendant of a Hindu Kashmiri Pandit named Ragho Ram Koul who was converted to Islam in 1722 by the saint Rashid Balkhi and after conversion changed his name to Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah. Thus Sheikh Abdullah was the namesake of the progenitor of his family branch.

According to Sheikh Abdullah, his step brother mistreated his mother and his early childhood was marked by utter poverty. His mother was keen that her children should receive proper education and so as a child he was first admitted to a traditional school or Maktab where he learnt the recitation of the Koran and some basic Persian texts like Gulistan of Sa'di, Bostan, Padshanama, etc. Then in 1911 he was admitted to a primary school where he studied for about two years. His elder step brothers then stopped his further education and he was first set to work in the family workshop embroidering shawls and later asked to sit on a grocers shop as a sales boy.
However, their family barber Mohammed Ramzan prevailed upon his uncle to send him back to school. He had to walk the distance of ten miles to school and back on foot but in his own words the joy of being allowed to obtain a school education made it seem a light work. He passed his Matriculation examination from Punjab University in 1922.

 Higher studies

After matriculation he obtained admission in Sri Partap College the leading college of Kashmir. Because of extreme poverty he had to walk the distance of about fifteen miles from Soura to S.P.College and back and so developed Cardiomegaly (perhaps an early sign of beriberi brought about by malnutrition and severe exercise.) He was admitted to the Mission Hospital where under the treatment of the famous Neve brothers he recovered completely. His elder brother Sheikh Maqbool was moved by his illness and agreed to pay for his stay in the college hostel from where he passed his intermediate(F.Sc.) examination.
He obtained admission in Islamia College Lahore from where he completed his B.Sc.Degree. After that he obtained admission to the M.Sc. Chemistry course in Aligarh Muslim University and obtained Masters degree in Chemistry on 12 April 1930. He was the first Kashmiri Muslim to have obtained a Master's degree in Chemistry.

Political career

Kashmiri polymath and lawyer Molvi Abdullah. His lectures motivated Sheikh Abdullah and other educated Muslim youth to struggle for justice and fundamental rights
As a student at Aligarh Muslim University he came in contact with and was influenced by persons with liberal and progressive ideas. He became convinced that the feudal system was responsible for the miseries of the Kashmiris and like all progressive nations of the world Kashmir too should have a democratically elected government.

Muslim Conference formed

Sheikh Abdullah and his colleagues were greatly influenced by the lectures of a Kashmiri polymath and lawyer Molvi Abdullah. Molvi Abdullah's son Molvi Abdul Rahim, Sheikh Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Gilkar were the first three educated Kashmiri youth to be arrested during the public agitation of 1931.
Kashmir's first political party the Muslim Conference with Sheikh Abdullah as President, Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas as General Secretary, and Molvi Abdul Rahim as Secretary was formed on 16 October 1932. In his presidential address Sheikh Abdullah categorically stated that the Muslim Conference had come into existence to struggle for the rights of all oppressed sections of the society and not Muslims alone. It was not a communal party and would struggle for the rights of the oppressed, whether Hindu, Muslim or Sikh, with the same fervor. He reasserted that the struggle of Kashmiris was not a communal struggle.

In March 1933 the Muslim Conference constituted a committee which included Molvi Abdullah and nine other members for the purpose of establishing contacts with non-Muslim parties and exploring the possibility of forming a joint organisation. According to Sheikh Abdullah this effort was not successful because of the unfavourable reception of the idea by the non-Muslim parties. Sheikh Abdullah later changed the name of the Muslim Conference to National Conference, under the influence of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Formation of Praja Sabha (Legislative Assembly)

As a result of the 1931 agitation the Maharajah appointed a Grievances Commission with an Englishman B.J. Glancy as President which submitted its report in March 1932. Subsequently a Constitutional Reforms Conference also presided over by B.J. Glancy recommended the setting up of an elected Legislative Assembly (Praja Sabha). Consequently a Praja Sabha with 33 elected and 42 nominated members elected on the basis of separate electorates for Hindus and Muslims was established in 1934. Women and illiterate men without sufficient property, or title, or annual income of less than Rupees four hundred did not have the right to vote. Roughly less than 10% (according to Justice Anand only 3%) of the population were enfranchised.
Even after the formation of Praja Sabha in 1934 as recommended by the Commission real power continued to remain in the hands of the Maharajah.

Seventeen years later in 1951, the government of Kashmir with Sheikh Abdullah as Prime Minister held elections to a Constituent Assembly on the basis of universal adult suffrage. Sheikh Abdullah's Government had been accused of rigging in these elections to the Constituent Assembly. Nonetheless, due consideration should be given to the quantum leap in moving from elections with 10% of enfranchised population to universal adult suffrage and that too just after a cease fire from an active war.

 Meeting with Nehru

Sheikh Abdullah was introduced to Jawaharlal Nehru in 1937 and as he too as a leader of the Indian National Congress was demanding similar rights for people of British Indiaand had formed The All India States Peoples Conference for supporting the people of Princely States in their struggle for a representative government the two became friends and political allies.

 Muslim Conference renamed as National Conference

He introduced a resolution in the working committee of the Muslim Conference for changing its name to National Conference on 24 June 1938 to allow people from all communities to join the struggle against the autocratic rule of the Maharaja. Meanwhile he along with his liberal progressive friends, many of whom were not Muslim like Kashyap Bandhu, Jia Lal Kilam, Pandit Sudama Sidha, Prem Nath Bazaz and Sardar Budh Singh drafted the National Demands the forerunner of the famous Naya Kashmir (New Kashmir) Manifesto (which was a charter of demands for granting a democratic constitution committed to the welfare of the common people of Kashmir)
He presented these demands to the Maharajah in a speech on 28 August 1938. The Maharajah of course was not willing to accept these demands and so he along with many of his companions was arrested for defying prohibitory orders and sentenced to six months imprisonment and a fine. His arrest provoked a public agitation in which volunteers called Dictators (so called because they had the authority to defy laws that was forbidden for normal law abiding party members) courted arrest.This agitation was called off on the appeal of Mahatama Gandhi. He was released after serving his sentence on 24 February 1939 and accorded a grand reception by the people of Srinagar on his return. Speeches were made at the reception stressing the importance of unity among Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. Subsequently the resolution for changing the name of Muslim Conference to National Conference was ratified with an overwhelming majority by the General Council of the Muslim Conference on 11 June 1939 and from that date Muslim Conference became National Conference.

Quit Kashmir Agitation

In May 1946 Sheikh Abdullah launched the Quit Kashmir agitation against the Maharajah Hari Singh and was arrested and sentenced to three years imprisonment but was released only sixteen months later on 29 September 1947
(See Tehreek e Hurriyat e Kashmir By Rashid Taseer (Urdu) volume 2 page 29 for "National Demands" discussion and see Chapter 12 page 310-313 regarding presentation of "Naya Kashmir" Manifesto to Maharaja Hari Singh. Full text of "Naya Kashmir" manifesto is given from page 314 -383. Also see relevant chapters from Atish e Chinar regarding 1931 agitation (Chapters 9, 10 and 11) Glancy Commission (Chapter 15) formation of Muslim Conference (Chapter 18) meeting with Nehru (Chapter 23), reasons for change in name of Muslim Conference to National Conference (Chapter 24) and becoming president of All India States Peoples Conference (Chapter 31). His arrest and subsequent release following the Quit Kashmir agitation is discussed in Chapter 34 page 372-389.)

Head of emergency administration

Hari Singh appealed to Lord Mountbatten of Burma the Governor-General of India for Indian military aid. In his Accession Offer dated October 26, 1947 which accompanied The Instrument of Accession duly signed by him, the Maharaja Hari Singh wrote "I may also inform your Excellency's Government that it is my intention at once to set up an interim Government and ask Shaikh Abdullah to carry the responsibilities in this emergency with my Prime Minister."

Lord Mountbatten accepted the accession after a meeting of the Defence Committee on October 26, 1947. In accepting the accession unconditionally he wrote "I do hereby accept this Instrument of Accession. Dated this twenty seventh day of October, nineteen hundred and forty seven". In the covering letter to Hari Singh. he wrote "In consistence with their policy that in the case of any State where the issue of accession has been the subject of dispute, the question of accession should be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people of the State, it is my Government's wish that, as soon as law and order have been restored in Kashmir and its soil cleared of the invader, the question of the State's accession should be settled by a reference to the people" Also in his letter to the Maharaja Lord Mountbatten wrote "My Government and I note with satisfaction that your Highness has decided to invite Sheikh Abdullah to form an Interim Government to work with your Prime Minister. The support of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru the Prime Minister of India was a key factor in getting Sheikh Abdullah appointed as Head of the emergency administration by the Maharaja.

As a consequence, Sheikh Abdullah was appointed head of an emergency administration by an order issued by the Maharaja which was undated except for the mention October 1947 in place of the date. He took charge as Head of the Emergency Administration on 30 October 1947. After assuming the charge of the Head of the emergency administration, he addressing his first meeting with the government officers said "Pakistan is not our enemy and we have the same respect for Mr Jinnah that we had previously. We want the Kashmir issue to be settled by Dialog and if for this purpose I have to go to Karachi to meet Mr Jinnah I am willing to go there".

He raised a force of local Kashmiri volunteers to patrol Srinagar and take control of administration after the flight of the Maharaja along with his family and Prime Minister Meher Chand Mahajan to Jammu even before the Indian troops had landed. This group of volunteers would serve as the nucleus for the subsequent formation of Jammu and Kashmir Militia. This Sheikh Abdullah hoped would take over the defence of Kashmir after the Indian army was withdrawn. This was articulated in his letter to Sardar Patel dated 7 October 1948 in which he wrote, "With the taking over of the State forces by the Indian Government, it was agreed that steps would be taken to reorganise and rebuild our army so that when the present emergency is over and the Indian forces are withdrawn the State will be left with a proper organised army of its own to fall back upon." (Sheikh Abdullah has alleged that most of the Muslim soldiers of the Militia were either discharged or imprisoned before his arrest in 1953. The Militia (dubbed as Dagan Brigade) was converted from a State Militia to a regular unit of the Indian Army on 2 December 1972 and re designated the Jammu and Kashmir 
The UN Security Council brokered a ceasefire among the warring parties(which came into effect before midnight 1 January 1949) having passed a resolution demanding settlement of the question of Kashmir's accession to India or Pakistan by a plebiscite to be held under the auspices of the United Nations (Resolution 47 dated 21 April 1948 and UNCIP resolution dated 13 August 1948).

However, because of wrangling between India and Pakistan, this resolution remains unimplemented.

Prime Minister

Sheikh Abdullah took oath as Prime Minister of Kashmir on March 17, 1948.

Pakistani view

The government of Pakistan in 1947 viewed Abdullah and his party as agents of Nehru and did not recognise his leadership of Kashmir. However there was a change in Pakistan's viewpoint with the passage of time. When he visited Pakistan in 1964 he was awarded a tumultuous welcome by the people of Pakistan. Among the persons who received him was Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas his once colleague and later bitter political enemy who earlier in his book Kashmakash had denounced Sheikh Abdullah as a turncoat and traitor. Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas embraced him and in his speech described him as one of the greatest leaders of the subcontinent and a great benefactor of the Muslims of the subcontinent President Ayub Khan and his then Foreign minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto discussed the Kashmir problem with him. The government of Pakistan treated him as a state guest. Sheikh Abdullah had the rare distinction of having poems in his praise written by three major Pakistani Urdu poets namely Hafeez Jullundhri, Josh and Faiz Ahmed Faiz who admired his lifelong struggle against injustice and for democratic rights of the common man.

 Arrest and release

On 8 August 1953 he was dismissed as Prime Minister by the then Sadr-i-Riyasat (Constitutional Head of State) Dr. Karan Singh son of the erstwhile Maharajah Hari Singh on the charge that he had lost the confidence of his cabinet (not the house) He was denied the opportunity to prove his majority on the floor of the house. and his dissident cabinet minister Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed was appointed as Prime Minister. Sheikh Abdullah was immediately arrested and later jailed for eleven years, accused of conspiracy against the State in the infamous "Kashmir Conspiracy Case".
According to Sheikh Abdullah his dismissal and arrest were engineered by the central government headed by Prime Minister Nehru. He has quoted B.N. Mullicks' statements in his book "My Years with Nehru  in support of his statement. A.G.Noorani writing in Frontline supports this view,as according to him Nehru himself ordered the arrest. On 8 April 1964 the State Government dropped all charges in the so called "Kashmir Conspiracy Case". Sheikh Abdullah was released and returned to Srinagar where he was accorded an unprecedented welcome by the people of the valley".

After his release he was reconciled with Nehru. Nehru requested Sheikh Abdullah to act as a bridge between India and Pakistan and make President Ayub to agree to come to New Delhi for talks for a final solution of the Kashmir problem. President Ayub Khan also sent telegrams to Nehru and Sheikh Abdullah with the message that as Pakistan too was a party to the Kashmir dispute any resolution of the conflict without its participation would not be acceptable to Pakistan. This paved the way for Sheikh Abdullah's visit to Pakistan to help broker a solution to the Kashmir problem.

Sheikh Abdullah went to Pakistan in spring of 1964. President Ayub Khan of Pakistan held extensive talks with him to explore various avenues for solving the Kashmir problem and agreed to come to Delhi in mid June for talks with Nehru as suggested by him. Even the date of his proposed visit was fixed and communicated to New Delhi. On 27 May while he was en route to Muzaffarabad in Pakistani Administered Kashmir news came of the sudden death of Nehru and the Sheikh after addressing a public rally at Muzaffarabad returned to Delhi. On his suggestion President Ayub Khan sent a high level Pakistani delegation led by his Foreign Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto along with him to take part in the last rites of Jawaharlal Nehru.
After Nehru's death in 1964, he was interned from 1965 to 1968 and exiled from Kashmir in 1971 for 18 months. The Plebiscite Front was also banned. This was allegedly done to prevent him and the Plebiscite Front which was supported by him from taking part in elections in Kashmir.

 After Indo Pakistan war and creation of Bangladesh

In 1971 an insurrection broke out in erstwhile East Pakistan, and subsequently war broke out between India and Pakistan which ended in the creation of Bangladesh. Sheikh Abdullah watching the alarming turn of events in the subcontinent realized that for the survival of this region there was an urgent need to stop pursuing confrontational politics and promoting solution of issues by a process of reconciliation and dialogue rather than confrontation.
If this was not done there was imminent danger of the breakup and balkanisation of both India and Pakistan with disastrous consequences for the people of this region. Realizing this he started talks with the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for normalizing the situation in the region and came to an accord called 1974 Indira-Sheikh accord with Indira Gandhi, then India's Prime Minister, by giving up the demand for a plebiscite in lieu of the people being given the right to self rule by a democratically elected Government (as envisaged under article 370 of the Constitution of India) rather than the puppet government which till then ruled the State.

 Chief Minister


Sheikh Abdullahs funeral procession was miles long and the largest in living memory.In this clip the President of India is offering his tribute

He assumed the position of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Unfortunately the Central Government and the ruling Congress Party withdrew its support so that the State Assembly had to be dissolved and mid term elections called.
The National Conference won an overwhelming majority in the subsequent elections and reelected Sheikh Abdullah as Chief Minister. He remained as Chief Minister till his death in 1982. During his brief tenure as Chief Minister he tried to develop close ties between the three regions of the State namely Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He also attempted to promote infrastructural development in the State and built the prestigious Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences and a Convention Centre (SKICC) built to international standards so as to promote Medical and Business tourism in the valley.
Abdullah, described as a six feet four inches (1.93m) to six feet six inches (1.98m) tall man, was fluent in both Kashmiri and Urdu. His biography in Urdu entitled Atish-e-Chinar was written by the noted Kashmiri author M.Y.Taing and published after Sheikh Abdullah's death. It is often referred to as his autobiography as Taing claimed that he only acted as an amanuensis. It is based on extensive interviews that Taing had with Sheikh Abdullah and provides valuable information on Sheikh Abdullah's family background, early life, ringside glimpses of happenings in Kashmir at a crucial juncture in its history, and his viewpoint about the political events in Kashmir in which he himself played a central role.
After his death his eldest son Dr. Farooq Abdullah was elected as the Chief Minister of the State. Omar Abdullah who is the son of Farooq Abdullah has also emerged as an important political leader of the National Conference. He is the present chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

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195. Maulana Mirza Athar Saheb


Khateeb-e-Akbar Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar Saheb is a world renowned Zakir-e-Ahl-e-Bayt from Lucknow, India. He is the son of a very learned and popular speaker, the late Mulla Mirza Mohammad Tahir Saheb. Mirza Athar Saheb was educated at Sultan-ul-Madaris where he graduated with "Sadr-ul-Afazil" and Lucknow University where he obtained a Masters in Persian Literature. In 2010, he completed fifty three years of continuous recitation of Ashra-e-Majalis at Mughal Masjid in Mumbai. On January 23, 2005, he led the formation of All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) and was elected its first President.

Khateeb-e-Akbar Maulana Mirza Athar Saheb is undoubtedly one of the top most urdu speakers of the muslim world today and have recited Majalis all over the world. His unique style of khitabat attracts massive crowd where he explains the most difficult subjects through easy to understand real life examples.

He possess enormous amount of command over islamic history and fundamentals and basics of islam. Through his thorough research and in-depth analysis of true islam audience can easily differentiate between islam as foreseen by Mohammed (S.A.W) and Ale-Mohammaed (A.S) and the false islam spread by muslim rulers. Listening to him is a treat where the audience is bound to feel much more closer with Ahle-Bait (A.S)

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194. Maulana Abul Lais Islahi

Maulana Sher Mohammed, popularly known as Maulana Abul Lais, son of Mr. Tawajjah Hussain, was born in 1913 at Chandpatti in Azamgarh district of U.P. He got his education in Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow and Madarsatul Islah, Azamgarh, the two renowned Islamic education centres in India, where he also taught for a few years.
Maulana Abul Lais got the Jamaat membership in 1944. When the remaining members of the Jamaat after the Partition held a two-day session at Allahabad in April 1948 in order to reorganise themselves, he was elected its first Ameer. He continued in office till 1972. He was again re-elected Ameer in 1981 and continued till 1990.
He was a man possessing qualities of head and heart. Besides being a popular Aalim-e-Deen, he was also a great leader. He played a vital role in the establishment of the Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, the Muslim Personal Law Board and Deeni Talimi Council of U.P. His political acumen, educational dexterity and way of thinking on Muslim issues was unique and imitable. His simplicity, piety and unyielding patience find no words to express. Maulana Abul Lais was a man of journalistic bent of mind. He edited several journals before assuming the leadership of the Jamaat. His editorial in the Zindagi are memorable pieces of journalism. He used to write for the cause of Islam and Muslim Ummah. His last book Jamaat-e-Islami ki Tashkil-e-Jadeed: Kyon aur Kaise covers a major part of the post- partition evolution of Jamaat, and is a historic document. He died in Azamgarh on December 5, 1990.
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193. Maulana Ziauddin Islahi

Saharya, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh India
DiedFeb 2, 2008
OccupationHistorian, Quranic Scholar, Islamic Scholar, Director (1988-2008), Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy, Azamgarh India. Director(Nazim) (till 2008), Madarsatul Islah Sarai Mir Azamgarh India

Maulana Ziauddin Islahi (b. 1937, d. 2nd Feb. 2008) , was a Islamic scholar and Director & Secretary of prestigious Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy Azamgarh India (1988–2008), and Nazim (Director) of Madarsatul Islah, Saraimir Azamgarh India till 2008.
Maulana Ziauddin Islahi was born in 1937 in a small village Saharya, near Nizambad, Azamgarh (UP) India in a very religious family. He studied in Madarsatul Islah, Saraimir. He was a student of Maulana Akhtar Ahsan Islahi, a famous disciple of Maulana Hamiduddin Farahi. His elder brother Maulana Qamruddin Islahi was also a student of Madarsatul Islah and of Maulana Amin Ahsan Islahi, the famous disciple and heir of Maulana Hamiduddin Farahi. After completing his education, the young Maulana Ziauddin joined Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy as a research scholar (Rafiq) in 1957 when Maulana Shah Moinuddin Nadvi was Director of The Academy. Maulana Ziauddin Islahi became Director and Secretary of The Academy in 1988 after the death of Maulana Syed Sabahuddin Abdur Rahman. He had also served as Nazim (Director) of Madarsatul Islah, Azamgarh till his last breath. He was a member of management committees of Nadwatul Ulama (Lucknow), Darul Uloom Tajul Masajid (Bhopal) and Jamiatul Falah (Azamgarh) and several other msulim institutes and organisations across India. He was also a member of Majlis-e-Amala of UP Urdu Academy and Member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board. He had also served as Member of Court in Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh for several terms.



  • Musalmano Ki Taaleem
  • Hindustan Arabon Ki Nazar Mein – Part I & II
  • Tazkarat -ul- Muhaddesin – Part I, II & III
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
  • zahul Quran
  • Intekhab, Kalam Iqbal Suhail
Maulana Ziauddin Islahi addressed numerous seminars and conferences on literary, religious and social issues in India and abroad. For his contributions in Arabic, he received President of India Award in 1995 during the presidency of Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma.
Maulana Ziuddin Islahi, died in fatal accident on 2 February 2008 at 6:30 AM in Varansi (Banaras) India. The accident took place on Friday, 1 February, between Sanjarpur and Phariha in Azamgarh. Maulana Ziauddin Islahi was traveling in a taxi with his wife. They rushed to a hospital in Azamgarh but due to the serious nature of injuries, he was shifted to Benaras Hindu University Medical College in Varansi where he died on the early morning of 2 February 2008. His wife was also injured in the accident but she survived. Maulana Ziauddin Islahi had survived with his wife, 3 son and2 daughters. Maulana Ziuddin Islahi's association for more than half a century with The Shibli Academy and his key role to promote the cause of The Shibli Academy played an important role in the decision of the emergency meeting of The Academy Management to bury him within The Academy premises where Maulana Shibli Nomani, his son Hamid Nomani and former Secretary Maulana Sabahuddin Abdur Rahman were buried. The Janazah & Tadfeen took place on 3 February 2008 at 10:30 AM in Darul Musanneefin Shibli Academy (Shibli Manzil), Azamgarh India. Maulana Syed Rabey Husni Nadvi, rector of Nadwatul Uloom (Lucknow) and President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board lead the Janazah Prayer.

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192. Kaviko Abdul Rahman

S. Abdul Rahman (Tamil: அப்துல் ரகுமான், born. 1937), is a Tamil poet from Tamil Nadu, India. He is known by the title Kaviko (lit. Emperor among poets). He was working as the chairman of Waqf board of Tamil Nadu.


Abdul Rahman was born in Madurai in 1937. He was a professor of Tamil for 29 years at Islamiah College, Vaniambadi. He belonged to the Vanambadi literary movement.In 1999, his poetry collection Aalapanai won the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil. In 2009, he was made the chairman of the Wakf board of Tamil Nadu. He is also a member of the Tamil Language Promotion Board of the Central Institute of Classical Tamil.

 Awards and recognitions

  • Kalaigner award (1997)
  • Kalaimamani award (1989)
  • Bharathidasan award (1989)
  • Sahitya Akademi Award
  • Kamban Kazhagam’s Kambar award (2007),
  • Podhigai TV's Pothigai award (2007),
  • S. P. Adithanar Literary award (2007)
  • Umaru Pulavar award (2008)

 Partial bibliography

 Poetry collections

  • Aalapanai
  • Paal veedhi
  • Neyar viruppam
  • Pithan
  • Suttu viral
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191. Muhammed Metha

Muhammed Metha (Mu Metha) is a Tamil poet and songwriter. He popularised modern poetry (Pudukavithai) in the 1970s and has written more than 30 books, including novels, short stories and essays. His awards include the Bharathidasan Award from the state government of Tamil Nadu. He is also credited with 400 songs for movies.

Metha was a professor for 35 years at Presidency College, Chennai.

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190. Thoppil Mohamed Meeran

Born26 September 1944 (1944-09-26) (age 66)
Tengapattanam, Kanyakumari district, Tamilnadu
ResidenceTirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Thoppil Mohamed Meeran (born September 26, 1944) is an Indian author who writes in Tamil.
Meeran was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1997 for his novel Saivu Narkali (The Reclining Chair). He has also received the Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkiya Perumantam Award, the Ilakkiya Chintanai Award, and the T N Govt. Award. He has published five novels and six short story collections.

Personal life

Mohamed Meeran is married to his wife, Jaleela. They have two children, Shameem Ahamed and Mirzad Ahamed.



  • Oru Kadalora Kiramathin Kathai (1988, The Story of Sea Side Village)
  • Turaimugam (1991, Harbour)
  • Koonan Thoppu (1993, The Grove of a Hunchback)
  • Saivu Narkkali (1995, The Reclining Chair)

 Short Story Collections

  • Anbuku Muthumai Illai
  • Thankarasu(1995)
  • Anathasainam Colony
  • Oru kutty thevin varipadam
  • Thoppil mohammed meeran kathaigal
  • Oru mamaramum konjam paravaigalum


  • varekalin pechu


  • Husainul jamal (moin kutty vaither)
  • Theivathin kanne (NP Mohammed)
  • vaikom muhammad basheer valkai varalaru (mona graph) (MN karassery)
  • Thirukottiyur kurunavel (U.A Kader)


  • Tamil Nadu Kalai Ilakkiya Perumantam
  • Ilakkiya Chintanai
  • Lilly Devasigamani
  • T N Govt. Award
  • Amuthan adigal Literary award
  • TN Murpokku Ezhuthalar Sangam
  • Sahitya Akademi Award
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189. Armaann Ebrahim


BornMay 17, 1989 (1989-05-17) (age 22)
Chennai, India

2011 FIA Formula Two Championship
Debut season2009
Current teamMotorSport Vision
Car no.6
Fastest laps0
Best finish10th in 2010

Previous series
Formula BMW Asia
A1 Grand Prix
Formula Renault UK
Formula V6 Asia
GP2 Asia Series

Armaan Ebrahim (Tamil: அர்மான் ஏப்ரஹிம்; born May 17, 1989) is a car racer from Chennai, India. He is the son of the ex-Indian F3 champion Akbar Ebrahim.


Touted as the most promising racing driver in India today, Armaan Ebrahim started his career in karting and became Formula LGB Champion in 2004. He later moved to Formula BMW Asia for the 2005 season. During the same year he represented Team India in the A1 Grand Prix Championship, driving in 6 races, before the team was disbanded due to lack of funds. Armaan continued his racing during the summer in the UK, racing in the Formula Renault UK Championship, one of the most competitive junior formula in the world. Due to the tremendous promise he showed in his maiden season of A1 Grand Prix and his excellent performances in the UK during the summer, he was nominated to drive for the A1 Team India in the 2006–07 season.
He drove for the DPR team in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series.
On December 12, 2008 Ebrahim was announced as the first (and ultimately, only) Asian driver to sign up for the rebirth of FIA Formula Two in 2009, driving car number six. He finished seventeenth in points, with two sixth-place finishes at Brno being his best results.

The Formula Two Website rated Armaan as the "Driver with the Best Race Form". On an average Armaan overtook 8 cars per race in Formula 2. The second best driver Edoardo Piscopo who managed an average of 5.
Armaan is popular in the Indian media and featured on a special programme on national television with former F1 superstar David Coulthard, during the latter's visit to India in October, 2009.
Armaan is sponsored by JK Tyre, Amaron, Red Rooster Racing and by the Foundation of Indian cricketing star Yuvraj Singh (Yuvraj Singh Foundation).
India's first Formula 1 driver, Narain Karthikeyan once said "Armaan is amazing on the track. He is the next big talent from India".

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188. Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar

Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar was born in Alwar (Rajasthan) in the year 1927. He studied the Rudra Veena with his uncle Ustad Ziauddin Khan Dagar. He also took occasional lessons from his other uncles Ustad Hussainuddin Khan Dagar (better known as Tansen Pandey) and Ustad Imamuddin Khan Dagar. Rahim Fahimuddin learnt Sanskrit from his father and Pt. Girdharilal Shastri and acquired the ability to recite Sanskrit texts properly.
The Ustad is known not only for the power and spontaneity of his alaap, but also for his rich repertoire of compositions, some of which are believed to date back to the 12th and 13th centuries.. It is the quality of music which has taken him to many countries like the USA, France, Germany and Italy for performances before select audiences and several honours beginning with the Sangeet Ratan in 1956. Awards include Sangeet Natak Academy honour, Meyar Foundation award, Kalidas Samman, Ustad Hafiz Ali Kahan award, Sahitya Kala Parishad award, Nada Life time achievement award among many others.
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187. A. T. Ummer


A. T. Ummer (Malayalam: എ. ട്ടി. ഉമ്മർ), was a noted Malayalam music composer from Kerala, India. He is known for composing many soft melodies for Malayalam movies.
Born in Thalasserry in Kannur district, Ummer made his debut in the 1967 film Thalirukkal. It was director A. Vincent who first recognized musical talents of Ummer. In 1969 he got the opportunity to compose songs for the film Almaram, directed by Vincent. Two years later, Vincent made the musical hit Abhijathyam which established A. T. Ummer in the Malayalam film field.

In the 1970s Ummer teamed up with lyricist Bichu Thirumala to compose some outstanding melodies. He has also given tunes to the lyrics by other eminent poets and song writers including, P. Bhaskaran and O. N. V. Kurup.
In 1976, he won the Kerala State Film Award for the best music director for the I. V. Sasi directed film Aalinganam. Interestingly, the melancholic song "Thushaara bindhukkale" from the same movie fetched S. Janaki the Kerala State Film Award for the best female singer. He composed many popular songs including Oru mayil peeliyay njan, Neela jalashayathil, Marivill panthalitta, Devi nin chiriyil, Vakappoo maram choodum, Chemapakappoonkavanathile, Ninnepunaran neettiya kaikalil, Vrishchika rathri than, and Oru nimisham tharoo.

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