A man of high moral integrity, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad was an Islamic theologian, born as the son of an Indian Muslim Scholar living in Mecca. Later, they shifted to India where he was homeschooled by his father and other scholars.
He started a newspaper in Calcutta, joined the Indian National Congress and became a part of various civil- disobedience movements. He was one among the Indian leaders who negotiated with the British for Indian Independence. He served as the minister of education in the Indian government of Jawaharlal Nehru.
He breathed his last on 22nd February 1958. His autobiography ‘India Wins Freedom’ was published posthumously in 1959.