Mohammad Ismail Khan

Mohammad Ismail Khan

Mohammad Ismail Khan

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<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Nawab Mohammad Ismail Khan (1884–1958) was an Indian Muslim politician and leading activist of the All India Muslim League.

Early life

Mohammad Ismail Khan born, August 1884, in Meerut in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. His father was Nawab Ishaq Khan , and he was the grandson of the famous poet Nawab Mustafa Khan Shaifta. Upon completing his early schooling in India, he proceeded to England, at the age of twelve to continue his studies as a full time boarder at Tonbridge School in Tonbridge, Kent. He went on from there to graduate from Cambridge University. In those days travel to the UK was by ship from Bombay and around the Cape of Good Hope, taking more than a month to reach. He returned to India at the age of 24 and took up a career in Law. His father, as a career ICS officer had become a Judge and was also a founding member of the Muslim League and a close friend of Motilal Nehru's. Therefore, on Ismail Khan's return he was sent to live with the Nehru family and joined their law practice in Allahbad. While practicing law in India, he befriended Muhammad Ali Jinnah, with whom he entered politics.

Political career

In 1910, Khan became a member of the All India Muslim League and its working committee as well as a member of the United Provinces Legislative Assembly. He would also contest and win election to the Central Legislative Assembly and presided over the All India Khilafat Committee. Khan was a member of the...
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