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Maulana Mazharul Haque

(1866 – 1930) – (Bihar)

Maulana Mazharul Haque

Maulana Mazharul Haque (Aged 64), an educationist, lawyer, independence activist, and freedom fighter of the Indian National Movement, was born on 22 December 1866, Bihar, India. He received his early education at Patna College and Canning College, Lucknow, and went to England in 1888 to pursue legal studies. There he met Mahatma Gandhi, and their friendship lasted a lifetime.

He played a significant role in the Treaty of the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League in 1916. In 1916, he joined the Home Rule Movement started by Mrs. Annie Besant and actively participated in the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917. In 1921, Gandhiji was impressed and established the “Sadaqat Ashram” (abode of truth) in Patna.

He strongly advocated for Hindu-Muslim unity and believed that “whether we are Hindus or Muslims, we are on the same boat.” He announced his retirement from active politics in 1926, but leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Azad, and Nehru remained in touch with him. He passed away on 2 January 1930.