Khwaja Salimullah

Khwaja Salimullah

Nawab Sir Khwaja Salimullah Bahadur, GCIE, KCSI (1871–1915) was the fourth Nawab of Dhaka and one of the leading Muslim politicians during the British Raj. It was he who, in the wake of partition of Bengal in 1905, corresponded and discussed with Nawab Muhsinul Mulk at Aligarh over the issue of formation of the All India Muslim League. It led to the holding of convention at Ahsan Manzil, the official residence of the Dhaka Nawab Family. The convention was the annual meeting of Muhammadan Educational Conference whose fourth session was the founding convention of All India Muslim League which was presided over by Nawab Wiqar ul Mulk. Sir Salimullah, as he is commonly known, was also a key patron of education for the Muslims of Bengal. He had been one of the founders of the University of Dhaka and the prestigious Ahsanullah School of Engineering (now the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology). Sir Salimullah was a staunch supporter of the Partition of Bengal and was a member of East Bengal and Assam Legislative Council from 1906 to 1907. He was also a member of Bengal Legislative Assembly from 1913 till his death in Calcutta in 1915 at the age of 43. He was the founder President of Bengal Muslim League in 1907.

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