Ghulam Bhik Nairang

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Ghulam Bhik Nairang
Ghulam Bhik Nairang.jpg
Born8 August 1876
Died16 October 1952 at age 76
Occupationlaw, politics, poetry, Islam[1]
Known forOne of the leaders of Pakistan movement[1]

Syed Ghulam Bhik Nairang (26 September 1876 – 16 October 1952), also known as Mir Nairang, was a distinguished lawyer, a poet and a prominent Pakistan Movement leader. He held the office of Deputy Leader, from 1938 to 1942, with the All-India Muslim League in the pre-partition India.[1]

Friendship with Allama Iqbal[edit]

He was close friends with Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a college hostel-mate and a fellow poet.[1] Nairang had sketched Allama Iqbal's personality as a college student and had described the exact location of his college hostel room in an article that he wrote at that time. Allama Iqbal had resided in that hostel room between 1895 and 1900.[3]

In 2016, the evidence mentioned about Iqbal's hostel room in Nairang's article helped the Government College's staff in tracing the exact location of his room.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Ghulam Bhik Nairang was born in Daurana, near Ambala in British India in 1876. He received his BA degree from Government College, Lahore. He also joined the editorial staff of a magazine, Makhzan. Nairang was politically active and became an important leader of Muslim India. He was a member of the Central Legislative Assembly from 1936 to 1942.[1]

Nairang also was actively involved in the Khilafat Movement, played a protective and key role in resisting the anti-Muslim Shuddhi movement by some Hindu leaders in British Punjab where they were trying to reconvert Muslims back to Hinduism.[1]

After migrating to Pakistan, he also was a member of the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan.[1]


  • Kalaam-e-Nairang - Nairang's compilation of poetry was published in 1982 from Karachi, Pakistan (first edition in 1907, second edition in 1917, third edition with detailed introduction by Moinuddin Aqeel in 1982)[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "DAWN - Features; August 21, 2002 (Iqbal, Nairang & Nadir Kakorvi - includes profile of Ghulam Bhik Nairang)". Dawn (newspaper). 21 August 2002. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  2. ^ Intizar Husain (1 March 2015). "COLUMN: Mullah Wahidi and the varied personalities of Delhi". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b Iqbal's cubicle identified in Government College University Dawn (newspaper), Published 10 January 2016, Retrieved 22 May 2018

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