Syed Ghulam Bhik Nairang

Syed Ghulam Bhik Nairang

Syed Ghulam Bhik Nairang (September 26, 1876 – October 16, 1952. Urdu:سید غلام بھیك نیرنگ ), also known as Meer Nairang, was a distinguished lawyer, a poet and a prominent Indian Muslim leader. He held office with the All-India Muslim League, India, pre-partition (1947). He was close friends with Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a college-mate and fellow poet. His compilation of poetry – Kalaam-e-Nairang was published in 1980s from Karachi.Born 7th Ramadan, 1293 H. (September 26, 1876) at Doorana (Distt. Ambala, India), Meer Nairang was given the name Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din. However, it was later changed to Ghulam Bhik – to show respect to the saint/ sufi Meeran Bheekh of nearby Thaska. Meer Nairang’s forefather, Syed Abdul Kareem Rizvi had migrated to Doorana from Tirmiz, Iran in 800 H. The family had vast land at their disposal, which however decreased to one gaon (village) by the time Meer Nairang’s father, Syed Qasim Ali’s time. He was a pious, religious farmer. His death in 1888 left Meer Nairang an orphan, but his pious,
courageous mother instilled in him good moral values and an urge to work hard. He worked hard for school education at Ambala and topped the Entrance examination of the Punjab University, Lahore in 1895.He got enrolled at the Government College, Lahore and lived in its hostel. There he had the company of bright, distinguished personalities and became friends with Allama Iqbal, Chaudhry Jalal Din, and others. This was instrumental in his getting more interested in literature. Meer Nairang got a Distinction in his B.A. examination. He also completed his law graduation in 1899. He then moved to Ambala and started his law practice, getting established as one of the top brilliant lawyers.

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