Khwaja Salimullah

Khwaja Salimullah

Khwaja Salimullah

Khwaja Salimullah: Nawab Sir Khwaja Salimullah Bahadur, GCIE, KCSI (1871-1915) was the fourth Nawab of Dhaka and one of the British Raj. He is the founder and pioneer of the All India Muslim league which had been established at the Ahsan Manzil Palace in Dhaka, the official residence of the Dhaka Nawab Family. Sir Salimullah, as he is commonly known, was also a key patron of education for the muslin of Bengal. He had been one of the founders of the University of Dhaka and the prestigious Ahsanullah School of Engineering (now the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology BUET). Sir Salimullah was a staunch supporter of the partition of Bengal. He was a member of East Bengal and Assam Legislative Council from 1906 to 1907. He was also a member of Bengal Legislative Assembly from 1913 till his death in Calcutta in 1915 at the age of 43. He was the founder President of Bengal Muslim League in 1907.