Syed Amir-uddin Kedwaii

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Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii

Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii (1901 at Barabanki,[1] United Province, India – 21 August 1973 at Lahore, Pakistan) was an active advocate within the Pakistan Movement and designer of the flag of Pakistan.[1]

Biography[edit]

Kedwaii completed his LLB at Aligarh University.

He started his political career as an activist with the Khilafat movement. He was a member of the Khilafat Committee and was later made its Chief Leader. Maulana Shaukat Ali used to call him "My Lieutenant". After the termination of the Khilafat Movement, Maulana Shaukat Ali laid the foundation for the Khuddam e Ka'aba Association of which Kedwaii was appointed President of United Province.

In 1922, Kedwaii, in the leadership of Allama Raghib Ahsan, created the All India Muslim Youth League of which he was the Secretary General. There was a feeling of disappointment after the adoption of the Nehru Report by All India Congress in 1928. In such circumstances, All India Muslim Conference was founded by the Indian Muslims whose president was Sir Agha Khan and Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii remained earlier its member and later its Secretary.

Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii joined All India Muslim League in 1936 and became the member of its Council in 1938. Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii, along with his other companions in Aligarh, drafted the "Pakistan Scheme" on the basis of which All India Muslim League developed "Pakistan Resolution" in 1940.

Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and settled in Lahore. He remained the faculty member of the Punjab University Law College and practiced law as a Senior Advocate.

Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii was one of the founding members of Jamiat ul Ulemae Pakistan and participated in its meetings as its Vice President.[2]

Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii had great spiritual affiliations with Data Ali Hajveri of Lahore. Because of this spiritual attachment, he remained in Lahore till his death on 21 August 1973.[1]

In honour of his services in the Pakistan Movement, Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii was awarded a posthumous Pakistan Movement Gold Medal in 1991 by the Government of Pakistan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Encyclopedia of Pakistanika By Qsim Mehmood
  2. ^ Syed Anwer Kedwaii, Senior Editor in Daily Jang. He is the son of Syed Ameer ud din Kedwaii.
  3. ^ The journal of Introduction of Pakistan Movement Gold Medalists