Dr.Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi

Dr.Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi

3 March 1900
26 September 1966

Maghfoor Ahmad Ajazi was an Indian political activist from Bihar.

Ajazi left his studies at B.N. College Patna to follow Mahatma Gandhi and joined the non-co-operation movement in 1921. There after he actively participated in the freedom movement, including the boycott and burning of English dresses and articles, breaking of salt law, individual satyagraha, opposition to the Simon Commission and Bharat Chhoro stirs.

He mobilised masses against the British by organising volunteer corps, Ramayan Mandali, Charkha samiti, and Kanoon-e-Nijaat. He also collected fund for the freedom struggle through the 'Muthia' drive. 'Muthia' meant to take out a muththi or fist of grain before preparing every meal to fund the freedom struggle.

He represented the Central Khilafat Committee at the All Parties Conferences and All Muslim Parties Conferences on Nehru Report along with the Maulana Shaukat Ali, Begum Md. Ali, Abdul Majid Daryabadi, Maulana Azad Subhani, Maulana Abul Mohasin Md. Sajjad and others.

After independence Ajazi devoted his whole life for the welfare of the downtrodden and for protection of rights as well as development of Urdu language. He was also actively associated with trade union movement. He was founder president of various important labor unions of North Bihar. He was himself a good sportsman and also the lover of sports. He was organiser of various sports events which included Woodman challenge shield inter school tournament for old Tirhut division of Bihar (Present days Tirhut, Saran and Darbhanga divisions) and rural sports in which bull carts race was centre of attraction. Ajazi was the pioneer of Urdu movement in Bihar from the beginning. He was elected vice-president of Anjuman Taraqqui-e Urdu Bihar in 1936.