Abul Kalam Azad Oriental Research Institute
A Premier Oriental Research Institute
 
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Priceless Heritage

In 1958, soon after the death of India's first Education Minister, Abul Kalam Azad, the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who had been his close friend and associate in the Freedom Struggle, expressed the wish that an Institute be set up in his name. Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung was the first President of the Institute. It was inaugurated by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs, on July 11, 1959.

Originally established at the Aiwan-e-Urdu in Punjagutta at the suggestion of Professor Syed Mohiuddin Quadri Zore, the Institute shifted to the premises in the Public Garden in 1964. The Hindu on 13-4-1998 wrote that "discussions at the Institute, whether on South Asian Relations, Sufism or Inter-Religious understanding, always sent people home enriched. The two old buildings, on either side of a resplendent mosque where the Nizam used to offer his prayers, served as Niaz Khana where poor feeding used to be arranged... For a long time they were lying idle till they were allotted to the Institute."

In the new premises, the Institute was able to build its library, provide facilities to research scholars, and arrange lectures and seminars.


Organisation and Future Plans

After the death of Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung, he was succeeded as President of the Institute by Mir Akbar Ali Khan, former Governor of Uttar Pradesh and Orissa. The next president was Mr. B. Pratap Reddy, who has been succeeded Mr. Mahmood bin Muhammad, former Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The two Vice Presidents are Prof Jafar Nizam, former Vice- Chancellor, Kakatiya University and Dr. V. K. Bawa, a former civil servant and former Director, State Archives, Hyderabad. The present Secretary is Mir Kamaluddin Ali Khan. The members of the Executive Board include Dr. Raj Bahadur Goud, Vice-Chairman of the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language.

The future plans of the Institute include undertaking two seminars during the next year or so-one on "Aspects of the Administration of Hyderabad State" and the other on "The Future of South Asia in the 21 st Century, with a focus on Indo-Pak Relations."

Email: akaori@gmail.com

Phone: +91-040-23230805  

Organization Members

1. Mr. Mahmood bin Muhammad
(mahmood.bin.muhammad@gmail.com)
President (O)+91-040-23395159
(R)+91-040-23346786
2. Prof. Afzal Muhammad Vice President (Admn)  
3. Prof. Syed Sirajuddin Vice President (Academic Board)  
4. Mr. Mir Kamaluddin Ali Khan (kamaluddin.ali@gmail.com) Hon. Secretary +91-9849034348

 

Members of the Executive Board
 
1. Mr. Mahmood bin Muhammad
(mahmood.bin.muhammad@gmail.com)
President (O)+91-040-23395159
(R)+91-040-23346786
2. Prof. Afzal Muhammad Vice President (Admn)  
3. Prof. Syed Sirajuddin Vice President (Academic Board)  
4. Mr. Mir Kamaluddin Ali Khan (kamaluddin.ali@gmail.com) Hon. Secretary +91-9849034348
5. Mr. B. Pratap Reddy, I.A.S (retired) Member  
6. Dr. V.K.Bawa, I.A.S (retired) Member  
7. Smt. Faizunnisa Begum Member  
8. Mr. Sk. Naseeruddin Ahmad Member  
9. Prof. Ashraf Rafi Member  
10. Dr. M.A.K.Fatimi Member  
11. Dr. Raj Bahadur Goud, ex-MP Member  
12. Dr. Syeda Jafar Member  
13. Prof. Ahmadullah Khan Member  
14. Mr. Basheeruddin Ahmad Member  
15. Dr. Syed Dawood Ashraff Member  
16. Dr. Shahid Ali Abbasi Member  
17. Dr. A.M.Pathan, Vice Chancellor Member  
18. Mr. Jannat Hussain, I.A.S. Member  
19. Mr. Syed Anees Hussain Member  
20. Dr. Mohammad Nooruddin Khan Member  
21. Mr. Gulam Yazdani, Sr. Advocate Member  

Members of the Standing Committee
 
1. Mr. Mahmood bin Muhammad
(mahmood.bin.muhammad@gmail.com)
President (O)+91-040-23395159
(R)+91-040-23346786
2. Prof. Afzal Muhammad Vice President (Admn)  
3. Prof. Syed Sirajuddin Vice President (Academic Board)  
4. Mr. Mir Kamaluddin Ali Khan (kamaluddin.ali@gmail.com) Hon. Secretary +91-9849034348
5. Smt. Faizunnisa Begum Member  
6. Mr. Sk. Naseeruddin Ahmad Member  
7. Dr. Syeda Jafar Member  
8. Prof. Ashraf Rafi Member  
9. Mr. Syed Anees Hussain Member  
10. Mr. Gulam Yazdani, Sr. Advocate Member  

Members of the Academic Board
 
1. Prof. Syed Sirajuddin Vice President (Academic Board)  
2. Prof. Ismath Mehdi Member  
3. Dr. Syed Dawood Ashraff Member  
4. Prof. Taqi Ali Mirza Member  
5. Dr. Mohammad Nooruddin Khan Member  
6.. Dr. Sajida Adeeb Member  
7. Mr. Mir Kamaluddin Ali Khan (kamaluddin.ali@gmail.com) Member +91-9849034348

 

 

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