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Born Patna, Bihar and Orissa Province, British India
Died 1970
Residence Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Syed Mohd. Moinul-Haq, Moin saab
Occupation Professor Of English[1]
Employer Founding vice-presidents Bihar Cricket Association, in the year 1936,served as Principal of Bihar National College from 1935-1955, And Former General secretary Indian Olympic Association(IOA) from 1952-56.
Religion Islam

Sayyid Muhammad Moin-ul-Haq OBE[2] (Hindi: मोइन-उल-हक ) (popularly known as Moin Saab) (died 1970), was a distinguished Indian coach who made important contributions to sports and education. He was a pioneer of Olympic movement in India, championing the cause for sports all his life. He served as

Moin saab didn't promote only cricket or football but tennis, squash, badminton also.

"He was immensely impressed with the strong nation character of the British people and their resilience," says author and retired IPS officer, Sudhir Kumar Jha in his book Patna Reincarnated: A New Dawn.[5]

"Moin saab was like the guardian of sports culture in Patna. He feverishly promoted all kinds of sports among students, first in colleges and later in universities and urged them to take part in sporting competitions. In fact, the sports quota in educational intuitions in Bihar owes its genesis through his efforts only," said Shabab Anwar, veteran sports journalist and commentator based in Patna, who has written on Moin-ul-Haq's life and legacy.

Scholar Sujit Mukherjee, who also played a bit of first-class cricket, spoke highly of Haq in his book Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer: "... the nearly immortal Principal Moin-ul Haq, holder of the highest offices in various national bodies, saw to it that any talent in any game was given whatever support or encouragement that Patna had to offer," the book says.[6]

Indian Olympic Association Cte: Moinul Haque seated beside Maharaja of Patiala (seated in center)
Indian National Games 1950: Moinul Haq, S.Bhoot, Bombay Chief Minister Kher (center with cane), and Bombay Home Minister Morarji Desai (center)



  1. ^ a b "INTRODUCTION". 06/01/2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ a b The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33611. p. 3484. 30 May 1930. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  3. ^ Indian Olympic Association
  4. ^ "About L.N.M.U.T.A.". Retrieved 2014-01-06.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ Sudhir Kumar Jha (2005). A new dawn: Patna reincarnated. 
  6. ^ Sujit Mukherjee (1996). Autobiography of An Unknown Cricketer. Ravi Dayal Publisher. ISBN 81 7530 001 9. 
  7. ^ "Remembering Moin-ul-Haq: An administrator par excellence". The Times of India. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Padmashri Shri Syed Mohd. Moinul Haq". Retrieved 2014-01-06.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)