Yar Jung

Bahadur Yar Jung
Born Muhammad Bahadur Khan
(1905-02-03)3 February 1905
Hyderabad, Hyderabad Deccan,
Died 25 June 1944(1944-06-25) (aged 39)
Hyderabad, Hyderabad Deccan
Cause of death Suspected Poisoned, his hukka was poisoned when he went to meet the opposition party.
Resting place Mushirabad, Hyderabad, India
Nationality Hyderabadi
Other names Quaid-e-Millat, Bahadur Yar Jung
Alma mater Madarsay Darul-Uloom now City College Hyderabad
Known for Prominent figure of Pakistan Movement.
Propounding the philosophy of Sharia Law and Muslim State.
Associated with:
*Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen
*Muslim League
*Khaksar Tehrik
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Talmain Khatoon
Parents Khatoon (Mother)
Nawab Naseer Yar Jung (Father)
Nawab Nisar Ahmed Khan,[1] Bahadur Yar Jung (or Bahadur Yar Jang) (3 February 1905, Hyderabad – 25 June 1944) (Urdu: بہادر یار جنگ‎) was an Hyderabadi Muslim who argued for the separation of Muslim states in India during the British Occupation in the 1930s and 1940s.


He was the maternal grand-uncle of Fatima Surayya Bajia,[1] Anwar Maqsood, Zehra Nigah, Zubaida Tariq and Mrs Kazmi.


Particularly, he wanted his own home state, Princely Hyderabad, to be separate from the rest of India as a Islamic/Muslim state with Sharia Law in force, and also Leaded an organisation called Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, for the propagation of Islam. A friend and aid to Mohammed Iqbal and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he was one of the most admired leader of Pakistan Movement. In 1926 Bahadur Yar Jung was elected president of the Society of Mahdavis. In 1927 he leaded an organisation called "Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen" he was the founder member of this organisation. In 1930 he was elected secretary of the Union of Jagirdars which had been established in 1892 but was moribund. A great Muslim Zealot, he advocated love and brought about views which are largely appreciated and read about today. A great Author and a devoted Muslim.


Matched by very few, his oratory skills served as a catalyst to the independence struggle. A sample is presented here:

On the December 26, 1943, he delivered an important speech in the All India Muslim League Conference. In the first half of his speech he laid stress on the struggle for Pakistan. In the second half he talked about the creation of Pakistan. At the end he said,

"Muslims! Decisions made under pressure do not last for long. To-day we are not in need of a tree that blooms like a flower or in need of fruit that tastes sweet to our mouths. Instead, we are in the need of fine manure that dissolves in the soil and strengthens the roots. That will unite with the water and soil to produce beautiful flowers. That will destroy itself but will leave its scent and taste in the flowers. We are at present not in need of beautiful scenery that looks good to the eyes, but what we need are foundation stones that will bury themselves in the soil to make the building standing on them strong."[2]

Named after

Bahadurabad, a neighbourhood of Karachi, Pakistan, is named after Bahadur Yar Jung.


In 1990, Pakistan Post issued a stamp depicting him in its Pioneers of Freedom series designed by Saeed Akhtar.[3]

See also

Hyderabad portal
Pakistan portal
India portal


External links

  • Bahadur yar Jung Biography website
  • Preserving the legacy of Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung (1905-1944)
  • When the Nizam Wept
  • Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung
  • Hyderabad 1948 Revisited –– Was Kashmir A Mistake? by India Defence Consultants
  • An English translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s ‘Mera Sahib’
  • The tragedy of Hyderabad - book review from Frontline
  • Short bio.
  • Jinnah and Bahadur Jang (urdu)
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