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Name :Mazharul Haque
Period :1866 - 1930
Biographical detail : An ardent champion of communal harmony in India.

A prominent activist in India’s freedom movement, Maulana Mazhrul Haque established the ‘Sadaqat Ashram’, in Patna.

When some students quit government schools and colleges on Gandhi’s movement for the independence of India, Maulana Mazhrul Haque bought a garden in the outskirt of Patna, set up temporary accommodation to help continue the education of those students and the place was named ‘Sadaqat Ashram’. Later, it became central office of All India Congress, in Bihar.

After obtaining his bar at law from London Haque returned to India in 1891 and started his practice in Patna. He became politically close to Mahatma Gandhi when both were studying in London.

Maulana is known for his notable relief work during the famine in Saran, in 1897, his active role in the Non-Co-operation and Khilafat Movements and in the Champaran Satyagraha, in 1917, along with Mahatma Gandhi. Mazhrul Haque also organised Home Rule Movement in Bihar and was its president in 1916.

He founded a weekly English newspaper ‘The Motherland’, in 1921, which soon became a mouthpiece of the Non-Co-operation Movement.

Mazhrul Haque who was born in Bahpura, and after his retirement from politics he passed away in his home ‘Ashiana’ in Siwan, Bihar.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan)


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