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Quaid-e-Azam with Raja Sahib of Mahmudabad
Raja Amir Ahmed Khan of Mahmudabad, well known as 'Raja Sahib of Mahmudabad', was a gifted disciple and trusted associate of Quaid-e-Azam at a very early age. He was born on November 5, 1914, educated at Lucknow and then in England. His father, Maharaja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan (1877-1931), was a great landowner of the U.P. and a trusted friend of Quaid-e-Azam, who had presided sessions of the All-India Muslim League in 1917, 1918 and 1928.

Raja Amir Ahmed Khan succeeded to the estate Mahmudabad on March 23, 1931 on his father's death. At that time Mahmudabad was one of the richest estates of the Awadh. Raja Sahib was keenly interested in the Muslim renaissance and associated himself with the Muslim League at an early age. He was at one time the youngest member of the Working Committee of the All-India Muslim League. In 1937, he formed the All-India Muslim Students Federation, which mobilized the Muslim Youth for the cause of Islam and soon became vanguard of the Pakistan Movement. Under his able guidance, Muslim students spread throughout the sub-continent and most tenaciously organized the campaign of Muslim League candidates in the general elections, which eventually led to the establishment of Pakistan.

Raja Amir Ahmed Khan also served as Honorary Treasurer of the League for several years. He was a puritan and ascetic in personal life and placed all his wealth and ancestral estate at the disposal of Muslim League.

He migrated to Pakistan after Independence, but was disillusioned by the political turmoil and migrated to Iraq. Subsequently settling in London where he remained Director of the Islamic Culture Centre for some time. He died on October 14, 1973 in London and was buried at Mashhad, Iran.

13 comments

Anonymous said... @ August 27, 2011 at 5:57 PM

HE WAS A V.GOOD PERSON HE WAS THE PARTNER OF QAID-E-AZAM ALI JINNAH

Anonymous said... @ April 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM

He and his father was the great patron of indian muslims. He support pakistan financially as well.

illitrate said... @ April 21, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Raja of mehmudabad gave first cheque of 90 crore rupees(at that time)to Quaid e Azam.Raja was a shia muslim and he is buried at front of shrine of imam Reza in Iran.Just think what are going on Shia in pakistan.are they not contribute to pak?????

Anonymous said... @ June 26, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Mr.illitrate can you tell me where you got this information that he give 90 crore in the process after independence... do you got any valid prove for this...

Anonymous said... @ July 25, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Due to lack of formal university education, the Raja was a confused man all his life. In his confusion, the Raja gave weel in excess of 100 crores to the Muslim League, which eventually led to the formation of Pakistan, or Omaristan. In London, the Raja in a state of confusion supported the building of the Regent Park Mosque (the Central London Mosque)which is now under control of Wahabi elements.

murtaza said... @ October 13, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I don't know why people become to judge others on fictonal stories and forget to even ponder upon thier own actions, beleiving in whatever I do is good and whatever you do is bad is nothing but bias at its peak.
The fact is Raja Sahib Mehmoodabad A'llallhumaqamahu had a very pious and benevolent heart for everybody irrespective of religion or caste which is proven by the love and respect with which the people - mostly Hindus - of Mehmoodabad remember him even now.
He wanted a state on the vision of love shown by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa Alehi wa Ssallam)but he never knew about the future as none apart from the Almighty and whom He wishes knows the destiny. Therefore he never settled in Pakistan as this land was never the one for which he strived, and deliberately put himself under exile from his homeland and from the land which he dreamed to be a free and loving land for all. Therefore he wandered throughout his life punishing himself for all the turmoil from India to Pakistan to Iraq and finally to England where he died alone and stricken with grief at not so ripe an age. He never wanted any wealth or fame or name. He was a very faithful and truthful person loving everyone and loved by millions even today.

inayat sheikh said... @ April 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM

It is yet to be proved that Raja Sahib of Mehmoodabad gave what
amount to Muslim League?How much he contributed on event of
Lahore Resolution on 23rd March,1940?

Anonymous said... @ August 17, 2013 at 1:32 AM

v all r muslim n paki not shea n sune etc

Anonymous said... @ October 25, 2013 at 1:46 PM

t is yet to be proved that Raja Sahib of Mehmoodabad gave what
amount to Muslim League?How much he contributed on event of
Lahore Resolution on 23rd March,1940?

Farid Ahmed said... @ December 4, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Irrespective of the actual amount 90 or 100 crore. It was a huge amount which helped Pakistan in its infancy. He was a shia muslim. We all must praise his contribution to Pakistan. Yes, he was disillusioned/disappointed by politics in Pakistan. Surely it was not a very proud period in our history. It is sad he died away from his country for which he contributed so much. May Allah bless his soul

khizir farooqi said... @ February 15, 2014 at 1:00 AM

The amount is not important. The motive is also not important. But the most important is that what ever he gave or wished it bore fruit. PAKISTAN become a real fact in the history of the world. It is great shame that we did not gave the honour to which he deserves. His name must be written in golden letters in the history of P akistan at least.

Anonymous said... @ October 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM

its alll about to get some fame so some people are spreading the msg that raja sahib was a muhajir (ofcourse he is) and he gave that big money for formation of all india muslim league and that was the base for pakistan so they directed to pakistani that only cause of them its been happen on 14 aug 1947. i dont know where these people get such information and spreading it on mobile msgs and on social network.

Seemi Khan said... @ June 20, 2016 at 9:02 PM

I want to contact Raja sahib family members. If any one knows pl help me to access them.I want to arrange a ceremony on raja sahib birthday in Pakistan.
Waseem abbas
0092-333-5549392
W_abbas514@yahoo.com

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