Ali Yavar Jung
Ali Yavar Jung
Gamal Abdel Nasser (left) and Ali Yavar Jung (right), circa 1958
|Died||11 December 1976|
|Alma mater||Queen's College, Oxford|
|Spouse(s)||Alys Iffrig (known after her second marriage as Alys Hyderi)|
Zehra Ali Yavar Jung
|Children||Bilkees I. Latif (born of Alys Iffrig)|
|Relatives||Idris Hasan Latif (son-in-law)|
|Awards||Padma Vibhushan |
|Governor of Maharashtra|
|Preceded by||Om Prakash Mehra|
|Succeeded by||Kona Prabhakara Rao|
|Indian Ambassador to Argentina|
|Indian Ambassador to Egypt|
|Preceded by||K.M. Panikkar|
|Succeeded by||Ratan Kumar Nehru|
|Indian Ambassador to France|
|Indian Ambassador to the United States|
|Preceded by||Braj Kumar Nehru|
|Succeeded by||Lakshmi Kant Jha|
Nawab Ali Yavar Jung served as the Vice-chancellor of Osmania University from 1945 to 1946 and from 1948 to 1952. In year 1965 to 1968 he was Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. He opposed reservation on religious ground at AMU. In 1946-47 he was Minister Constitutional Affairs, Home and Educational, Public Health and Local Government in the Nizam's Governor. He resigned from that post in 1947.
He was India's ambassador to Argentina (1952–54), Egypt (1954–58), Yugoslavia and Greece (1958–61), France (1961–65), and the United States (1968–70). His personal rapport with Juan Perón, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Josip Broz Tito, Charles de Gaulle, and Lyndon B. Johnson substantially contributed to their understanding and appreciation of India's independent foreign policy.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan, India's highest civilian honors, in 1959 and 1977, respectively. The Western Express Highway in Mumbai and The National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped located there are named after him. Bilkees I. Latif, social worker, Padma Shri awardee and the wife of I. H. Latif, former Air Chief Marshal, is his daughter.
- Shri W.A. Sangma (14 December 1976). Obituary References (Speech). Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 17 July 2008.
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- "List of Padma Vibhushan Awardees" (PDF). Retrieved 17 July 2008.
- Chacko, Benita (18 September 2017). "Western Express Highway: Few know this arterial road honours a former diplomat". Indian Express. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
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| Indian Ambassador to the United States
Bashir Hussain Zaidi
| Vice-Chancellor of AMU