16 Facts About Badruddin Tyabji


Badruddin Tyabji was an Indian lawyer, activist and politician during British Raj.


Badruddin Tyabji was one of the founding member and first Muslim president of Indian National Congress.


Badruddin Tyabji founded the Anjuman-i-Islam College in Bombay in 1874.


Badruddin Tyabji is often referred to as one of the most prominent members of Badruddin Tyabji family.


Badruddin Tyabji was born on 10 October 1844 in Bombay, part of the Bombay Presidency of British India.


Badruddin Tyabji was the son of Mullah Tyab Ali Bhai Mian, a member of the Sulaimani Bohra community, and a scion of an old Cambay emigrant Arab family.


Badruddin Tyabji's father had sent all of his seven sons to Europe for further studies, at a time when English education was considered anathema for Muslims in India.


Whilst in England, his father gave him letters of introduction to Lord Ellenborough, the retired Governor-General of India After Newbury, Badruddin Tyabji enrolled at the University of London and Middle Temple in 1863.


On his return to Bombay in December 1867, Badruddin Tyabji became the first Indian barrister in the High Court of Bombay.


Badruddin Tyabji was nominated to the Bombay Municipal Corporation in 1873.


In June 1895 Badruddin Tyabji was made a judge of the Bombay High Court, the first Muslim and the third Indian to be so elevated.


Badruddin Tyabji was active in women's emancipation and worked to weaken the zenana system.


Badruddin Tyabji sent all of his daughters to be educated in Bombay and in 1904 he sent two of them to boarding school in Haslemere in England.


On 26 August 1906, while on a furlough in London, England Badruddin Tyabji died suddenly of a heart attack.


Badruddin Tyabji was married to Rahat-un-Nafs and together they had eighteen children.


Badruddin Tyabji's grandsons included Saif Tyabji, Azim Tyabji, Asaf Ali Asghar Fyzee, and Badruddin Tyabji.