11 Facts About Abdullah Haroon


Sir Abdullah Haroon was a British Indian politician and businessman who made major contributions towards developing and defining the role of Muslims in economic, educational, social and political fields in the Indian subcontinent.


Abdullah Haroon lost his father at an early age of four and was raised by his grandmother who was a deeply religious lady.


Abdullah Haroon soon became very successful and was called Sindh's 'Sugar King' by his contemporaries due to his business trades in sugar.


Abdullah Haroon first became a member of the Karachi Municipality from May 1913 to September 1916.


Abdullah Haroon first joined the Indian National Congress party in 1917 and started to participate in the Independence movement of India.


Abdullah Haroon served as president of the Sindh Provincial Muslim League from 1920 to 1930.


Abdullah Haroon was knighted by King George VI in the 1937 Coronation Honours list and came to be known as Sir Abdullah Haroon.

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Abdullah Haroon headed the Reception Committee and his welcome address, which set the tone for the conference, was considered quite radical at the time.


Abdullah Haroon had donated ten thousand rupees to the Muslim League at Allahabad in 1942.


Abdullah Haroon was a philanthropist and active in social welfare projects throughout his life and contributed to many charitable institutions.


Abdullah Haroon was widely considered to be so honest in his conduct with people that even Mahatma Gandhi had remarked about him, "I will trust this man with a blank cheque".