Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mahmud Hussain

Born: July 5, 1907,Qaimganj
Course attended in Jamia:He was part of the first batch of students to be admitted into the newly established Jamia Milia Islamia, where he was heavily influenced by the ideas of Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar and the Khilafat Movement.
  • Mahmud Hussain Khan ( July 5, 1907 – April 12, 1975) was a Pakistani academic, educationist, and politician, credited with pioneering the study of social sciences in Pakistan.
  • He was appointed Minister of State for both Defence and Foreign Affairs in 1949, before serving as Minister for Education from 1952 to 1953. 
  • He taught as visiting professor at Heidelberg University, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania during the 1960s, before serving as Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University from 1960 to 1963, and of Karachi University from 1971 until his death in 1975. 
  • He was the younger brother of Zakir Hussain, the first Muslim President of India, and the father-in-law of Rahimuddin Khan, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Pakistan Army. An ethnic Afridi Pashtun whose roots were in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, modern-day Pakistan.He attended Islamia High School, Etawah and Aligarh Government High School. 
  • He received his Ph.D from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 1932. Mahmud Hussain started his career in academia as a Reader of Modern History at the University of Dhaka in 1933, where he became Provost, Fazlul Haq Hall in 1944 and Professor of International Relations in 1948.

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