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Born in Bangladesh (22 February 1898 – 18 August 1969) he was an Indian educationist, politician, writer, philosopher and freedom fighter. He was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta.

He won a scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford where he completed his degree in 'Modern Greats', i.e. Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics with a first class in 1931.

In 1932, he was invited by Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan to join as a lecturer at the newly established Andhra University. He was the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Education Minister of India twice, under the Prime Ministerships of Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

He was also Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs Minister. From 1956-62, he was a member of the Rajya Sabha and from 1962-69 he was a member of the Lok Sabha, representing Basirhat constituency in West Bengal. His contributions to the cause of Indian unity are of an abiding nature.

A confidant of Maulana Azad and a freedom fighter of long standing. A brilliant product of Oxford, he was one of the most persuasive exponents of Indian secularism. He wrote both in English and Bengali.

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Answer to the WORD Jumble: Prof.  Humayun Kabir or Humayun Zahiruddin Amir-i Kabir

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 February 2015 on page no. 22

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