Born in December 1880 in a prominent family of Yusufpur in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh. His fore-fathers joined the royal army and the Courts which gave him a deep organizing ability, courage as well as a legal mind. His scholarship enabled him to join the University of Edinburgh, London. He completed his degree in Medicine and Master of Surgery in 1905 there. He was appointed as Registrar, Lock Hospital, London and thereafter as the House Surgeon at the Charing Cross Hospital, London. By virtue of his outstanding work and dedication, their surgery ward was named after him. He entered the Indian political arena during the Balkan wars in 1911-12. His Medical Mission to Constantinople in 1912 brought him to the forefront of public life and repute. His devotion to Mahatma Gandhi drew him to participate in the Satyagraha Sabha. He remained associated with the major policy decisions of the Central Khilafat Committee and got an opportunity to work with leaders like Maulana Abdul Bari, Hakim Ajmal Khan and Ali Brothers. He succeeded to launched a medical mission to help people in Turkey and collected above Rs 1 lakh for the Turkish Relief Fund. His presidential address to All India Muslim League session 1918 in Delhi was proscribed by the Government during Khilafat Movement. He presided over the All India Congress Session in December 1927 at Madras. During the session, he opined that the problem of Hindu Muslim differences must be solved once and for all and there is no organization more competent and better fitted to put an end to it than the Indian National Congress. He remained member of not only Congress and its allied bodies but also of Muslim organizations. He founded the All India Nationalist Muslim Party in July 1929. After disagreeing with the policy of the Congress in Lahore Session, he resigned from his executive position. He was imprisoned for 6 months from August 1930 to January 1931 for organizing civil disobedience in Delhi. He was one of those Muslim leaders who were committed to composite, united and India and contributed to the making of modern India. He was one of the founders of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, known for his undying optimism and dedication. He died on 10 May 1936 and is buried in Jamia’s Campus in Delhi. Answer at the bottom of the page.
Answer to the WORD Jumble: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari