Rich tributes paid to Bahadur Yar Jung on his death anniversary

By Mohammed Siddique,,

Hyderabad: Hyderabad proudly remembered its prominent son and a stalwart Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung on his 65th death anniversary.

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Rich tributes were paid to Bahadur Yar Jung by Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), which he had headed as its third president. A program of recitation of Holy Quran was organized at Darussalam, the historic headquarter of MIM. Later a delegation of MIM leaders headed by its president Asaduddin Owaisi, MP, visited Nawab’s grave in Musheerabad and paid floral tributes.

MiM president Mr asaduddain Owaisi MP along with Legislatures flowering tribute on the occasion of MIM party founder Late Bhadur Yar Jung at Musheerabad Gray Yard

Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung, born on February 3, 1905 to Nawab Naseer Yar Jung, was an unusual revolutionary. Born and brought up amid the luxuries of aristocratic Hyderabadis society, Bahadur Khan grew up in to a top Islamic scholar, an intellectual and a restless leader who wanted to uplift the Muslim masses socially, educationally and economically in the British ruled India.

An electrifying orator Bahadur Khan, took active part in the Pakistan movement and was a good friend of Mohammed Ali Jinnah. But his activism did not go well in Sultanat-e-Asifiyah and attracted the wrath of the last Nizam and he was banned from giving public speeches.

Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung, who came to be called “Quaid-e-Millat”, was part of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, which was founded in 1927 by Abul Bayan Khwaja Bahauddin with the aim of bringing awakening among the Muslims of Deccan.

Remembering his great services, Asaduddin Owaisi said, “our real tribute to Quaid-e-Millat would be to expand and strengthen MIM in to other states specially in Karnataka and Maharshtra. It was his dream”, he said.

“Bahadur Yar Jung used to take his decisions wisely and strategically in the larger interest of the Muslim community but he never displayed cowardice. His dream of unity among Muslims was realized by the MIM under the leaders of Abdul Wahed Owaisi and Salahuddin Owaisi”, he said.

He urged the rank and file of the MIM to take forward the spirit and message of Bahadru Yar Jung and work even more enthusiastically for the success of MIM in the forthcoming elections of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. “We need to further expand the MIM to other parts of Andhra Pradesh”, he said.

At another meeting Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) a break away group of MIM, also paid tributes to Bahdur Yar Jung and recalled his services and sacrifices for the Muslim community and Hyderabad.

Bahadur Yar Jung, who died on June 25, 1944 in mysterious circumstances (it is said he was poisoned by his enemies), has admirers and followers in large numbers in Pakistan where an area of Karachi is named after him. Bahadur Yar Jung academy has also been established in Pakistan for research on his life and work.