Qadir, Sir Abdul

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Qadir, Sir Abdul

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  • سرعبد القادر
  • Qadir, Abdul
  • Qadir, Khan Bahadur Sheikh Sir Abdul

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1872 (1874?)-1950


Abdul Qadir was an Indian jurist and politician. Born in 1874, he was the son of Sheikh Fatchaddin de Kasur (Punjab). He completed his high school education at the Forman Christian College in Lahore. From 1895 to1904, he was chief editor of the Indian journals Observer and Makhran, Lahore. He moved to Britain to study law and was called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in London between 1904 and 1907. Qadir then practiced as a lawyer until 1920, then as public prosecutor at Lyallpur, Pakistan. In 1919 he received the title Khan Bahadur, and in 1923 he became a member of the Legislative Council of Punjab in Lahore. The following year he became Deputy President. Between January and September 1925 he served as President of the Legislative Council of Punjab, and in September 1925, he was appointed Minister of Education of Punjab. Qadir was knighted in 1927.

In 1926, Qadir was nominated to represent India (with full powers) at the seventh Assembly of the League of Nations (LN). In January 1939 the ICIC welcomed him as a member for a first period of three years, alongside the Norwegian chemist Ellen Gleditsch, the Latvian chemist Martin Primanis and the Czech assyriologist Bedrich Hrozny. Qadir’s mandate ended with the termination of ICIC activities at the outbreak of the Second World War.


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International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation

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Abdul Qadir was a member of the ICIC.

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Created on 7-11-2015. English Translation by Jan Stöckmann 11-08-2015.




  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1 : IICI/01. Bulletin de la Coopération intellectuelle, n°95-96,"La Conférence de Santiago du Chili". Biographie de Sir Abdul Qadir, p. 617.
  • Renoliet, J.-J. (1999). L'UNESCO oubliée. La Société des Nations et la coopération intellectuelle (1919-1946). Paris : Publications de la Sorbonne. P. 185.
  • The International Who’s Who 1949 (London, 1949).
  • Source/date note: birthdate varies according to source, authoritative birthdate taken from Who's Who (1949), variant birthdates given: 1874-1950.

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