Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk Kamboh

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Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk Kamboh or Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk Maulvi also known as Mushtaq Hussain Zuberi a Muslim (1841 AD- 1917 AD) born in the Meerut in 24 March 1841[1] was a Muslim politician and one of the founders of All India Muslim League. Nawab Mushtak Ahmad Zuberi or Nawab Viqar Ul Mulk was also the maternal uncle of Sir Ziauddin Ahmed Zuberi a renowned mathematician and pillar of Aligarh Movement.

Early life[edit]

Viqar-ul-Mulk did his engineering from Engineering College, Roorki (Roorkee). He served as a Law Secretary in the Government of Hyderabad State, Deccan for some time and then joined Revenue Department. Later he was appointed Governor of "WARARANGLE", the newly established State and with his untiring efforts, the state soon became very prosperous. Viqar-ul-Mulk received the title of Nawab Intezar Jung from the Government of Hyderabad. Then he was appointed Revenue Secretary with the orders of Nizam of Daccan. He served as Secretary, Personal Secretary & Advisor to the Prime Minister Nawab Bashiral Daulla and eventually he became deputy Prime Minister of Hyderabad.[2]

Aligarh Movement[edit]

On December 9, 1890, he was conferred the title of Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk. On October 1892, Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk joined M.A.O. college in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He was a great admirer of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. He was one of the most ardent followers of Sir Syed and a very active worker of his camp. For the Scientific Society he translated a book ‘French Revolution and Napoleon’. When the College Fund Committee was formed, he became one of its members and worked ceaselessly for popularizing the movement of Sir Syed. He raised a huge amount of Rs. Seven Lakhs and 50 thousand for the establishment of the M. A. O. College. Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk also remained a member of Scientific Society since 1866.[3] In 1907, he was appointed Honorary Secretary of M.A.O. College.

Founding Father of All India Muslim League[edit]

Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk was one of the founders of the Muslim League. In December 1906, the quartet Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk, Sir Agha Khan, Sir Shafi of Lahore and Nawab Salimullah Khan of Dhaka organised an All India Muhammadan Educational Conference in Dacca and on the same occasion, they also launched a new party called Muslim League of which Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk became General Secretary. Thus he was the founding father of Muslim League and Pakistan.he presided the inauguration session of Muslim league. He was real founding Father Of All India Muslim League.

Title of "Nawab[edit]

In 1908, the Government of India honored him with the title of Nawab. While the Nizam of Hyderabad honored him The Title of [Waqar-ud-Dola Waqar-ul-Mulk Intisar-e-Jang]. His actual Name was Moulvi Mushtaq Hussain, and he belonged to the well known Zuberi Family of Amroha, Marehra, and Meerut.

Last days[edit]

Due to bad health, Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk gave up the Secretaryship of Aligarh in 1912 and after a prolonged illness, he died on January 27, 1917.

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to Nizami Badayuni, he was born in 1837 but according to Saksena in 1839...See Persian Literature, Vol 3, Part II, p 383, C. A. Storey.
  2. ^ Persian Literature, Vol 3, Part II, p 383, C. A. Storey.
  3. ^ Persian Literature, Vol 3, Part II, p 383, C. A. Storey.