Sadiq Ali (freedom fighter)

Sadiq Ali (1910–17 April 2001[1]) Born in Udaipur in Rajasthan, India, he was a freedom fighter. He left home at a young age to pursue his studies at Allahabad University and then joined the freedom struggle and was jailed several times.

Sadiq Ali
5th Governor of Tamil Nadu
In office
4 November 1980 – 3 September 1982
Chief MinisterM. G. Ramachandran
Preceded byM. M. Ismail (Acting)
Succeeded bySundar Lal Khurana
9th Governor of Maharashtra
In office
30 April 1977 – 3 November 1980
Chief MinisterShankarrao Chavan
Vasantdada Patil
Sharad Pawar
A. R. Antulay
Preceded byAli Yavar Jung
Succeeded byOm Prakash Mehra
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
4 November 1958 – 2 April 1970
Personal details
Udaipur, British India
(Now in Rajasthan, India)
Died17 April 2001 (aged 90–91)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Alma materUniversity of Allahabad,
Aligarh Muslim University

During his studies, he saw the Nehru family in Allahabad closely leading the freedom movement and since then you started participating in activities with the Congress in the national movement.

He organized a dharna at the Allahabad University to boycott foreign goods and liquor. Then the British government arrested and sent to jail.

In 1930, Gandhi's salt law was disregarded and then jailed. He was Office Secretary and then Permanent Secretary of the AICC from 1936 to 1948. During 1942 he stayed with Gandhiji at the Sevagram Ashram and focused on Khadi village industry. In 1943, he was sentenced to two years under a personal satyagraha.

In 1947, he strongly opposed the partition of India and criticized the Muslim League's Two Nation Theory. You entered politics after independence.

General Secretary from 1958 to 1962 and again 1964–1969. He was a member of the Provisional Parliament from 1950 to 1952 and of Rajya Sabha from 1957 to 1970 He was also Chief Editor of the AICC Economic Review from 1958 to 1962 and 1964–1969.

Ali served as President of the Indian National Congress (O) from 1971 to 1973, Governor of Maharashtra from 1977 to 1980, Governor of Tamil Nadu from 1980 to 1982, Chairman Rajghat Samadhi Committee, New Delhi 1992–96.

He continued to be Chairman of the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya Samiti since 1985, and Chairman of the Gandhi National Memorial Fund since 1990 Chairman Sardar Patel Memorial Trust and Council for Communal Harmony.

His well received publications include: A Survey towards Socialist thinking in the Congress, Democracy and National Integration. The Vision of Swaraj, etc.[2]

He was governor of Maharashtra from 1977 to 1980 and governor of Tamil Nadu from 1980 to 1982.

He died on 17 April 2001.[3]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Sadiq Ali passes away[dead link]