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Name :Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari
Period :1880 - 1936
Biographical detail : Politician, Muslim nationalist.

Mukhtar went on an scholarship to Britain for higher studies paid by the Nizam of the princely state of Hyderabad. On having obtained doctor of Medicine and master of Surgery from Edinburgh University, he returned to India, in 1910.

Dr Ansari finally settled down in his house, Darussalaam, in Delhi and the house turned into a hub of political activities. He acquired his fame as a doctor as well as politician.

He took a medical team to Turkey during the Khilafat Movement and the Balkan Wars (1912-13) and was honoured for bringing Indias relation closer to Turkey.

One time President of Muslim League Nagpur Session, in 1920, he later quit the party and joined All India Congress and was elected the President of Madras Congress Session in 1927. He was an ardent supporter of Hindu-Muslim unity.

Dr Ansari was one of the founding members of Jamia Milia and remained its chancellor during 1928 to 1936.

Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari was born in Yousufpur, in Ghazipur district of UP. He passed away while travelling back, by train, from Maussori to Delhi.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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