Abdur Rahman Siddiqui

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Abdur Rahman Siddiqui
Governor of East Bengal (acting)
In office
25 July 1952 – 10 November 1952
Preceded byFeroz Khan Noon
Succeeded byFeroz Khan Noon
Mayor of Calcutta
In office
24 April 1940 – 28 April 1941
Preceded byNitish Chandra Sen
Succeeded byPhanindra Nath Barma
Member of the Bengal Legislative Assembly
In office
ConstituencyChamber of Commerce
Personal details
Died1953 (aged 65–66)
Political partyAll-India Muslim League
Alma materAligarh University

Abdur Rahman Siddiqui (Urdu: عبد الرحمن صدیقی; 1887–1953) was an East Pakistani politician, businessman and journalist. He was the acting Governor of East Pakistan for three and a half months in 1952 while Feroz Khan Noon was on leave.[1]


He graduated from Aligarh Muslim University and travelled to England for further education.[1]


After completing his education, Siddiqui joined The Comrade, a journal published by Mohammad Ali Jouhar. He was the managing editor of the journal, which was published from Calcutta. Siddiqui involved himself in the Khilafat Movement and volunteered as a medic in the Balkan Wars. He was one of the founding members of the All-India Muslim League and a key participator of the Pakistan Movement. Siddiqui contested in the 1937 Bengal legislative elections, winning in the Chamber of Commerce constituency.[2] In 1940, he was elected Mayor of Calcutta. He preserved his seat at the 1946 Bengal legislative elections.

He initiated the publication of The Daily Morning News in Calcutta of which he was the editor from 1942 to 1948. Siddiqui was also one of the founders of Eastern Federal Insurance Company.[1]


Siddiqui died in 1953.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Jafar, Abu (2012). "Siddiqui, Abdur Rahman". In Islam, Sirajul; Miah, Sajahan; Khanam, Mahfuza; Ahmed, Sabbir (eds.). Banglapedia: the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Online ed.). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Banglapedia Trust, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. ISBN 984-32-0576-6. OCLC 52727562. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  2. ^ Government of Bengal (1939). "Alphabetical list of members". Bengal Legislative Assembly Proceedings (1939). Vol. 54. Alipore.
Preceded by Governor of East Bengal
25 July 1952 – 10 November 1952
Succeeded by