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List of notable Hyderabadi Muslims

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Hyderabadi Muslims are an ethnoreligious community of Urdu-speaking Muslims, part of a larger group of Dakhini Muslims, from the area that used to be the princely state of Hyderabad, India, including cities like Hyderabad, Aurangabad and Bidar. The following is a list of notable Hyderabadi Muslims.


Writers and poets

  • Sayyid Shamsullah Qadri,(1933), "Moorrakheen-E-Hind", Bibliographical Studies In Indo-Muslim History (in Urdu). HYDERABAD DECCAN: THE MAGAZINE TAREEKH. p. 139. and was the First Researcher of Deccaniyat, Allama Sayyid Shamsullah Qadri had also written many books. "Salateen E Muabber". Muslim University Press Aligarh. Retrieved 31 August 2013. "Urdu-i-qadim". Urdu literature - History and criticism. Lucknow : [s.n.], 1930. Sayyed ShamsUllah Qadri (1930). "Tareekh - Malabaar". Hindustan - Malabaar (in Urdu). Aligarh: Muslim University Press. p. 98.
  • Sayyid Ahmedullah Qadri, Urdu writer, critic, author and politician, President of Lutfuddaulah Oriental Research Institute, Hyderabad. (Sayyid Ahmedullah Qadri S/o Sayyid Shamsullah Qadri)
  • Mohiuddin Qadri Zore, Urdu poet literary critic and historian, established Idare Adabiyaat-e-Urdu in Hyderabad.
  • Ali Haider Tabatabai, Urdu expert, Head of Translations Department (Darul Tarjuma) at Osmania University.
  • Amjad Hyderabadi, Urdu poet of Ruba'i.
  • Makhdoom Mohiuddin, Urdu poet and Marxist politician.
  • Sulaiman Areeb, Urdu poet.
  • Fani Badayuni, Urdu poet.
  • Fatima Surayya Bajia, novelist and playwright. (Karachi,Pakistan)
  • Anwar Maqsood, script writer, anchor-person,show-host. (Karachi,Pakistan)
  • Razaul Jabbar, author of many books, Settled in Canada.
  • Omar Khalidi, author of Hyderabad: After the Fall and others, migrated to US.
  • Masood Ali Khan, authored Islamic and cultural encyclopedia.
  • Haroon Siddiqui, Indo-Canadian Journalist.
  • Iqbal Mateen, Urdu short story writer.
  • Samina Ali (A PEN/Hemingway Award winner for her novel Madras on Rainy Days).
  • Awaz Sayeed, Urdu writer of short stories and biographer.
  • M. A. Muqtedar Khan, Political Science Professor, Islamic Philosopher and Muslim intellectual.
  • Mirza Farhatullah Baig, Urdu writer.
  • Yousuf Hussain Khan, was a historian, scholar, educationist, critic and author.
  • Salam Masdoosi, scholar and writer.
  • Ahmed Abdullah Masdoosi, poet.
  • Aziz Qaisi, Poet.
  • Religious scholars

  • Muhammad Hamidullah, professor, translator of Quran into French and academic author.
  • Abul Ala Maududi, founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami.
  • Mufti Mir Ashraf Ali, Grand Mufti of the Nizam Sultanate, religious scholar and mufti.
  • M. A. Muqtedar Khan, a reformist Islamic thinker and strong advocate of Ijtihad. * Muqtedar Khan's website on Ijtihad
  • Hameeduddin Aqil, founder of the Darul Uloom Hyderabad.
  • Rasheed Turabi, Islamic scholar.
  • Muhammad Muslehuddin Siddiqui, Islamic scholar migrated to Pakistan.
  • Mohammed Murtuza Siddiqui, Islamic scholar and author of The Message of the Qur'an as interpreted by Maulana Azad.
  • Hashim Amir Ali, Islamic scholar and translator of the Quran in English under the title, "The Message of the Quran – presented in perspective". (1974)
  • Sayyid Shamsullah Qadri
  • Artists

  • Shahrukh Khan, actor (Half Hyderabadi)
  • Ajit Khan (Hamid Ali Khan), Bollywood villain actor.
  • Bade Ghulam Ali Khan A Hindustani classical singer.
  • Talat Aziz, Ghazal Singer.
  • Tabu, actress.
  • Ahmed Rushdi, playback singer.
  • Anwar Maqsood, playwright and satirist.
  • Fatima Surayya Bajia, Renowned Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer of Pakistan. She has been awarded various awards at home and abroad. including Japan's highest civil award in recognition of her works.
  • Mahmood Ali, television and radio artist.
  • Moin Akhtar, television, film and stage actor, as well as a humorist, comedian, impersonator, host, play writer, singer, film director and a producer.
  • Munshi Raziuddin, qawwali musician.
  • Warsi Brothers, qawwali musicians.
  • Bahauddin Khan, qawwali musician.
  • Ateeq Hussain Khan, qawwali musician.
  • Mohammad Ali Baig, theater personality and ad film maker.
  • Aziz Qaisi, writer and Screenplay.
  • Jehan Ara Saeed first woman English newsreader of Radio Pakistan.
  • Mohammad Irfan Ali, singer and winner of Jo Jeeta Wohi Super Star.
  • Zubaida Tariq, is a renowned chef and cooking expert from Pakistan.
  • Inayat Khan was an Indian classical musician and later became a teacher of Universal Sufism.
  • Aziz Naser
  • Mast Ali
  • Academics

  • Mohammed Vizarat Rasool Khan, Founder, Shadan Group of Institutions.
  • Scientists

  • Raziuddin Siddiqui, theoretical physicist who was member of imperial Britain's nuclear physicist delegation, which was led by British Scientist William Penney (father of the British Nuclear Bomb), to the US Atomic Bomb-Manhattan Project. Participated in nuclear weapons programs of US-Manhattan Project and UK-Tube Alloys Project.
  • Ahmed Mohiuddin, founder of the Pakistan Zoological Society, authored 37 books on scientific researches.
  • Politicians

  • Zakir Hussain, former President of India.
  • Akbar Ali Khan, former Governor of Uttar Pradesh and Governor of Orissa.
  • Sayyid Ahmedullah Qadri, Author, Literary Critic, Educationist, Poet and Indian independence activist.
  • Suhail A. Khan, American conservative political activist.
  • Bahadur Yar Jung, prominent figure of the Pakistan movement.
  • Mir Laiq Ali, last Prime Minister of Hyderabad State.
  • Hassan Nasir, Pakistani communist activist.
  • Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, served six terms as Member of Parliament. Former AIMIM President.
  • Asaduddin Owaisi, President Of AIMIM and Member of Parliament.
  • Akbaruddin Owaisi, Habeeb-e-Millat AIMIM.
  • Mohammad Majid Hussain, former Mayor of Hyderabad.
  • Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri, politician.
  • Shabbir Ali, Ex-Minister during Indian National Congress rule in AP.
  • Military Services

  • Mohammad Ahmed Zaki, former Lieutenant General and Director General of the Indian Army Infantry and Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia (1997–2000).
  • Nawab Masihuddin Ali khan,Mir Bakshi, The head of the military, one of the leading nobles of the court of Paighah.
  • Jameel Mahmood Lt Gen, Commander-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Eastern Command of the Indian Army.
  • Idris Hasan Latif, former Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force. Former Governor of Maharashtra (1982–85).
  • Hashim Ali Khan, Commandant of the 2nd Lancers, Hyderabad Imperial Service Troops.
  • Syed Mohammad Ahsan, Admiral and former Chief of Naval Staff, Pakistan Navy. Served as Weapon Engineer Officer (WEO) -Royal Naval Engineers, United Kingdom during the Second World War. Recipient of the United Kingdom's Distinguished Service Order military medal.
  • Shahid Karimullah, Admiral and former four-star naval officer. Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Pakistan Navy from 2002 to 2005. Graduate of the United States Naval War College. Recipient of the United States military Legion of Merit medal and French military Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour) medal. Former senior officer of the Pakistan Navy Elite Special Service Group (Navy)- SSGN commando division.
  • Sultan Mehmood, former Major General of the Indian Army.
  • Ibrahim Habibullah, former Major General of the Indian Army| former Commandant of Indian National Defence Academy.
  • Sami Khan, former Lieutenant General of the Indian Army| former Commandant of Indian National Defence Academy.
  • General El Edroos, last Commander-in-chief of the Hyderabad State Army.
  • Captain Mateen Ansari, British Indian Army Military Officer and graduate of Indian Military Academy. Served in the British Indian Army as a part of the 5th Battalion, 7th Rajput Regiment in World War II. Posthumous recipient of the British George Cross military medal.
  • Ashraf Un Nisaa, The only Indian women recipient of George Cross.
  • Administrators

  • Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli, former Director of Political Military Affairs, United States National Security Council, USA. Previously served as a research professor at Johns Hopkins University Foreign Policy Institute at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington DC, USA.
  • Sohail Mohammed, New Jersey Superior Court Judge in 2011.
  • Abid Hussain IAS, Diplomat and since 2011 Chancellor of English and Foreign Languages University.
  • Cricket

  • Ghulam Ahmed, former test captain of the Indian Cricket Team.
  • Mohammad Azharuddin, former captain of the Indian Cricket Team.
  • Arshad Ayub
  • Asif Iqbal
  • Abbas Ali Baig
  • Syed Mohammed Hadi
  • Football

  • Syed Nayeemuddin, former captain of the Indian football team.
  • Shabbir Ali, recipitent of India's highest award for lifetime achievement in sports, the Dhyan Chand Award.
  • Syed Mohammad Hadi
  • Yousuf Khan
  • Syed Abdul Rahim
  • Tennis

  • Syed Asif Quadri
  • Khanum Haji
  • Sania Mirza
  • Syed Mohammed Hadi
  • Other Sports

  • Mir Mohtesham Ali Khan (Bodybuilding)
  • S. M. Arif (Badminton)
  • Abdul Najeeb Qureshi (Sprint)
  • Syed Mohammed Hadi (Hockey)
  • Nizams of Hyderabad

  • Asaf Jah I
  • Asaf Jah II
  • Asaf Jah III
  • Asaf Jah IV
  • Asaf Jah V
  • Asaf Jah VI
  • Asaf Jah VII
  • References

    List of notable Hyderabadi Muslims Wikipedia

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