Shaheed Foundation Pakistan extends heartfelt condolences to Millat e Jaffaria Pakistan and Holy Masoomeen (AS) on the death anniversary of true lover of Maula Hussain(AS) and an iconic figure of struggle for independence.
Raja Amir Ahmed Khan of Mahmudabad, well known as 'Raja Sahib of Mahmudabad', was a gifted disciple and trusted associate of Quaid- e-Azam at a very early age. He was born on November 5, 1914, educated at Lucknow and then in England. His father, Maharaja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan (1877-1931), was a great landowner of the U.P .and a trusted friend of Quaid-e-Azam, who had presided sessions of the All India Muslim League in 1917, 1918 and 1928.
Raja Amir Ahmed Khan succeeded to the estate Mahmudabad on March 23, 1931 on his father's death. At that time Mahmudabad was one of the richest estates of the Awadh. Raja Sahib was keenly interested in the Muslim renaissance and associated himself with the Muslim League at an early age. He was at one time the youngest member of the Working Committee of the All India Muslim League. In 1937, he formed the. All India Muslim Students Federation, which mobilized the Muslim Youth for the cause of Islam and soon became vanguard of the Pakistan Movement. Under his able guidance, Muslim students spread throughout the sub-continent and most tenaciously organized the campaign of Muslim League candidates in the general elections, which eventually led to the establishment of Pakistan.
In his book, Partition of India, Amir Ali Khan shows his dislike of Jawaharlal Nehru when he writes, "Nehru showed nothing but contempt for Muslim League and its leaders (M A Jinnah) towards whom I had undivided loyalty."
Raja Amir Ahmed Khan also served as Honorary Treasurer of the Muslim League for several years. He was a puritan and ascetic in personal life and placed all his wealth and ancestral estate at the disposal of Muslim League.
It was the financial aid of Raja Sahib that Quaid-e-Azam was able to run the Muslim League with full swing, as heavy finances were needed in order to propagate and carry out the Pakistan Movement. When the Rani of Mehmudabad would not allow to make payments to the Muslim League, The Raja would go on hunger strikes lasting more than three days. In the end she always gave way.
Another outstanding service to the Shia community of Sub Continent was the Madrasatul Waizeen(College of Preachers) which was a centre of Shia Islamic education in the city of Lucknow, India since 1919. Raja Sahib greatly contributed to the Madrassa. He served on key management positions in the Madrassa from 1940 to 1944.
He migrated to Pakistan after Independence. but was disillusioned by the political turmoil and migrated to Iraq; subsequently settling in London where he remained Director of the Islamic Culture Centre for some time. He died on October 14. 1973 in London and was buried at the sacred city of Mashhad (Iran).