Modi Remembers Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on His Birth Anniversary
© AP Photo / Pankaj NangiaIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, greets after addressing the nation at the 17th-century Mughal-era Red Fort on Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Monday, Aug.15, 2022. The country is marking the 75th anniversary of its independence from British rule.
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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad played a pivotal role as part of India's freedom struggle and helped shape India's education policy.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a stalwart hero of the country's freedom struggle.
“Remembering Maulana Azad on his birth anniversary. A profound scholar and a pillar of India's freedom struggle, his commitment to education was commendable. His efforts in shaping modern India continue to guide many people," Modi posted on X.
© Photo : X (Former Twitter)/@narendramodiModi, Abul Kalam Azad
Modi, Abul Kalam Azad
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A rare combination of high learning and deep intellect, Azad was a one of the builders of the modern Indian state.
He also served as the first Education Minister of Independent India from 1947 to 1958.