Abdul Bari was a squash player. He was one of the leading players in India in the 1940s. After India became independent, he was sponsored to travel to the United Kingdom to compete in the British Open (the effective world championship of the sport at the time), where he finished runner-up in 1950 to the Egyptian player Mahmoud Karim.
Bari was distantly related to the brothers Hashim Khan and Azam Khan, who went on to dominate the international squash scene in the 1950s and early-1960s representing Pakistan.
Bari died of a brain haemorrhage in 1954.