15 Facts About Badruddin Tyabji


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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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