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India: A Great Patriot & Politician
Born: AD 1888 Died: AD 1958
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a revolutionary from his early days. After finishing his studies, he started Al-Hilal an Urdu news magazine. He wanted to bring Muslims into the Congress fold. He was eager to see the end of British rule in India and it was this eagerness that made him join the Bengal revolutionaries.
Abul Kalam was jailed in 1916 for his revolutionary ideas. When Gandhi supported the Khilafat Movement, Abul Kalam became the President of the Khilafat Committee. He was jailed many times between 1920 and 1945. He represented and led the Congress in talks with the British on many occasions. Cripps mission and Simla session in 1945 are some of the examples. He was President of the Congress Committee for many years. His contribution to the nationalist movement was immense.
Maulana Azad was born in Mecca. After some years, his family moved to India. He was symbol of Muslim nationalist movement. He was Union Education Minister in the post-independence period. A book India Wins Freedom, written by him has been posthumously published, some of whose chapters have controversial opinions about Jawaharlal Nehru. But it is beyond doubt that Abul Kalam was a, patriot of the highest order. He was awarded "Bharat Ratna" (posthumous) in the year 1992.