Sir Abdul Qadir(1874-1951), Newspaper editor, journalist, politician and lawyer
Sitter in 4 portraits
From 1895-1904 Qadir was the Chief editor of the Indian journal Observer, the first Muslim newspaper published in English, and Al-Makhzan, an urdu language magazine which published the early works of the poet Allama Iqbal. He came to London in 1904 to study law, he was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1907 after which he returned to India serving in governmental roles including as the Minister of Education in Punjab, British India. Qadir received a knighthood in the 1927 Birthday honours list. Later he became a member of the governing council of India, he was nominated to represent India at the seventh Assembly of the League of Nations (1926).
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