Ali Yavar Jung
Nawab Ali Yavar Jung Bahadur (February 1906 – 11 December 1976) was an eminent Indian diplomat. He served as Indian Ambassador in Argentina, Egypt, Yugoslavia and Greece, France, and the United States.
Ali Yavar Jung
|Governor of Maharashtra|
26 February 1971 – 11 December 1976
|Preceded by||Om Prakash Mehra|
|Succeeded by||Kona Prabhakara Rao|
|Indian Ambassador to the United States|
|Preceded by||Braj Kumar Nehru|
|Succeeded by||Lakshmi Kant Jha|
|Indian Ambassador to France|
|Preceded by||N. R. Pillai|
|Succeeded by||Rajeshwar Dayal|
|Indian Ambassador to Egypt|
|Preceded by||K.M. Panikkar|
|Succeeded by||Ratan Kumar Nehru|
|Indian Ambassador to Argentina|
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State (now Hyderabad, Telangana, India)
|Died||11 December 1976 (aged 70)|
Raj Bhavan, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Spouse(s)||Alys Iffrig (known after her second marriage as Alys Hyderi)|
Zehra Ali Yavar Jung
|Children||Bilkees I. Latif (born of Alys Iffrig)|
|Relatives||Idris Hasan Latif (son-in-law)|
|Alma mater||Queen's College, Oxford|
|Awards||Padma Vibhushan |
Nawab Ali Yavar Jung served as the Vice-chancellor of Osmania University from 1945 to 1946 and from 1948 to 1952. In year 1965 to 1968 he was Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. He opposed reservation on religious ground at AMU. In 1946-47 he was Minister Constitutional Affairs, Home and Educational, Public Health and Local Government in the Nizam's Governorment. He resigned from that post in 1947.
He was India's ambassador to Argentina (1952–54), Egypt (1954–58), Yugoslavia and Greece (1958–61), France (1961–65), and the United States (1968–70). His personal rapport with Juan Perón, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Josip Broz Tito, Charles de Gaulle, and Lyndon B. Johnson substantially contributed to their understanding and appreciation of India's independent foreign policy.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan, India's highest civilian honors, in 1959 and 1977, respectively. The Western Express Highway in Mumbai and The National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped located there are named after him.
He married a French lady Alys Iffrig, but the couple got divorced. His daughter with Iffrig was Bilkees I. Latif. Bilkees' husband, his son-in-law was the Air Chief Marshal Idris Hasan Latif, the 10th Chief of the Air Staff. Later, he married Zehra Ali Yavar Jung, a social worker.
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