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Mohammed Ali

(1909-1963), Prime Minister of Pakistan

Sitter in 4 portraits
Bengali politician; Pakistan's third Prime Minister. Educated at the Presidency University in Calcutta, he began his political career as a supporter of the Muslim League, joining Prime Minister H. S. Suhrawardy's provincial cabinet of Bengal in the 1940s. Following the partition of India in 1947 he served as a foreign diplomat in Burma (1948), Canada (1949-52), and twice served in the United States. In 1953 he was recalled to Pakistan from the United States and replaced Nazimuddin as Prime Minister. Despite his popular policies and initiatives, he lost his support to then-acting Governor-General Iskander Mirza who re-appointed him as Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, a role he served until 1959.

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Mohammed Ali

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1953
NPG x82349

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Mohammed Ali

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 30 September 1954
NPG x82386

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