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 Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk Kamboh or Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk Maulvi also known as Mushtaq Hussain Zuberi a Muslim (1841 AD- 1917 AD) born in the Meerut in 24 MarcNAWAB WAQAR-UL-MULK KAMBOHh 1841 was a Muslim politician and one of the founders of All India Muslim League. Nawab Mushtak Ahmad Zuberi or Nawab Viqar Ul Mulk was also the maternal uncle of Sir Ziauddin Ahmed Zuberi a renowned mathematician and pillar of Aligarh Movement.


Viqar-ul-Mulk did his engineering from Engineering College, Roorki(Roorkee). He served as a Law Secretary in the Government ofHyderabad State, Deccan for some time and then joined Revenue Department. Later he was appointed Governor of “WARARANGLE”, the newly established State and with his untiring efforts, the state soon became very prosperous. Viqar-ul-Mulk received the title ofNawab Intezar Jung from the Government of Hyderabad. Then he was appointed Revenue Secretary with the orders of Nizam of Daccan. He served as Secretary, Personal Secretary & Advisor to the Prime Minister Nawab Bashiral Daulla and eventually he became deputy Prime Minister of Hyderabad.


On December 9, 1890, he was conferred the title of Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk. On October 1892, Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk joined M.A.O. college in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He was a great admirer of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. He was one of the most ardent followers of Sir Syed and a very active worker of his camp. For the Scientific Society he translated a book ‘French Revolution and Napoleon’. When the College Fund Committee was formed, he became one of its members and worked ceaselessly for popularizing the movement of Sir Syed. He raised a huge amount of Rs. Seven Lakhs and 50 thousand for the establishment of the M. A. O. College. Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk also remained a member of Scientific Society since 1866. In 1907, he was appointed Honorary Secretary of M.A.O. College.


Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk was one of the founders of the Muslim League. In December 1906, the quartet Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk, Sir Agha Khan, Sir Shafi of Lahore and Nawab Salimullah Khan of Dhaka organised an All India Muhammadan Educational Conference in Calcutta and on the same occasion, they also launched a new party called Muslim League of which Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk became General Secretary. Thus he was the founding father of Muslim League and Pakistan.


In 1908, the Government of India honored him with the title of Nawab.


Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk- has carved a niche for himself in the history of the Aligarh movement as Sir Syed’s close confidante and the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the MAO College from 1907 to 1914, during a very turbulent phase of the history of the institution. He also played a role in shaping far-reaching political developments as one of the founders of the All India Muslim League of which he was the first Joint Secretary. By all accounts he was a very stern, uncompromising person not given to levity and humor so characteristic of the Muslim elite of the age. Someone writes of him as a person “who commanded respect and fear rather than affection.”


Due to bad health, Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk gave up the Secretaryship of Aligarh in 1912 and after a prolonged illness, he died on January 27, 1917.

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