Biography: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Write a biography of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad(within 100 words) based on the hints given below:

[born on 11 November 1888 – composed poetry in Urdu – worked as a journalist, protested against British Raj – an enthusiastic supporter of Gandhiji’s ideas – wrote many books – like ‘India wins freedom’, ‘Ghubar-e-Khatir’ etc. – first Education Minister of Independent India – birthday celebrated as National Education Day – died on 22 February 1958]

Ans. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a great freedom fighter and a leader of the Indian National Congress. He was born on 11th November 1888. He was a man of diverse talent. He was an acclaimed poet in Urdu. He worked as a journalist and protested against British Raj through his works. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Gandhiji’s ideas. He wrote many books to raise his voice against the British. Among them ‘India Wins Freedom’ and Ghubar-e-Khatir are very popular. For his devotion to education and zeal for the upliftment of the Indian people, he became the first Education Minister in independent India. To Mark his contribution, his birthday is celebrated as National Education Day. This great educationist left us on 22 February 1985.

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