Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim

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Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim, also spelled as Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim (1889-1968), was a leader of Indian National Congress. He was governor of Punjab, India in 1965. Ibrahim was a member of Rajya Sabha from 1958 to 1962 and served as union minister of power and irrigation. He was leader of the Rajya Sabbha from 1961 to 1963.[1]

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Born in Mohalla Azi Sarai in Nagina in 1888, Hafiz Ibrahim was educated at Rajkiya Diksha Vidyalaya and joined Aligarh Muslim University for higher studies. He also was a student leader and was elected as union secretary at AMU. In 1919, he joined the independence movement.

After joining Congress he was a delegate at the Nagpur convention. Later, during the 1942 movement, he was arrested and sent to Fatehgarh Jail.

After independence. Ibrahim was a member of the Rajya Sabha and became a cabinet minister in Nehru’s ministry in 1958. He held important portfolios as irrigation, waqf, PWD, food and civil supplies. During this period he was instrumental in shaping the waqf act.

Later he played important role in the Sindhu river dispute between India and Pakistan. He was also behind according university status to Roorkee Engineering College. He also organised a convention of Muslim MPs and MLAs in Lucknow. He became Governor of Punjab in 1966.

Ibrahim died during treatment on 24 January 1968.

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