Bahadur Yar Jung (or Bahadur Yar Jang) (3 February 1905, Hyderabad – 25 June 1944) was an Indian Muslim who argued for the separation of Muslim states in India during the British Occupation in the 1930s and 1940s. Particularly, he wanted his own home state, Hyderabad, to be separate from the rest of India as a Islamic/Muslim state with Sharia law in force, and also founded an organisation called Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, for the propagation of Islam. A friend and aid to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he was one of the most admired leader of Pakistan Movement. In 1926 Bahadur Yar Jung was elected president of the Society of Mahdavis. In 1927 he started an organisation called “Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen” he was the founder of this organisation. In 1930 he was elected secretary of the Union of Jagirdars which had been established in 1892 but was moribund. Bahadurabad, a neighbourhood of Karachi, Pakistan, is named after Bahadur Yar Jung. A great Muslim Zealot, he advocated love and brought about views which are largely appreciated and read about today. A great Author and a devoted Muslim.
IN MEMORIAM: Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung (d. June 25, 1944)(Dawm News June 29,2008)…..More
Tributes paid to Nawab Bahadur Yar Jang (The Nation March 01,2009)…..More