Tributes paid to Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung on death anniversary

Hyderabad: The All India Majlis Taamir-e-Millat (AIMTM) paid tributes to its late leader Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung on the eve of his 76th death anniversary of for uniting Muslims across the country.

Jung was a great orator and held great sway over people through his chaste Urdu. He was a great pragmatist and exhorted Muslims to shun superstitions and be a realist in their lives.

A delegation of AIMTM lead by its general secretary Dr. Yusuf Hamidi reached at the resting place of Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung at Mushirabad where a wreath of flower was laid at his grave and a prayer was recited by Jalil Tariq.

Speaking on the occasion, Jalil Tariq said leaders like Bahadur Yar Jung are born once in centuries. “His concern for the Muslim unity, his spirit and fervour to work for that cause is a motivation for the youths even today,” said Jalil Tariq.

Syed Khalilullah Hussaini, an Islamic scholar, said he is highly impressed with the teaching of Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung. “He was a fearless leader and an epitome of truthfulness,” Hussaini said.

Bahadur Yar Jung was head of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (or MIM, started in 1927) till his death in 1944. He was one the MIM’s most powerful leaders, in erstwhile state of Hyderabad during the reign of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh and last Nizam of the state.

Jung was a title given to him in recognition of his leadership skills, and he was a respected figure. It is hard to say what would have happened had he not died under suspicious circumstances (suspected poisoning). However, many criticize him for the theory of ‘An al malik (we are the kings)’ that he spread during his time.

According to many old timers, Jung’s death is considered to be a murder, and not just accidental. It is also said that his a post-mortem was not performed on his body after he died, and that he was buried quickly. He died just four years before the annexation of the Hyderabad state in 1948.

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