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SIR IBRAHIM RAHIMTOOLA

SIR IBRAHIM RAHIMTOOLA

A committed reformer and eminent writer, Ibrahim Rahimtoola was an ardent champion of the Indianisation of various services.  He held very progressive views in matters of social reform and strongly advocated female education and abolition of the pardah system.  He was a member of the Bombay Legislative Council (1899-1912) and later its President (1923-26).  He was a member of the Executive Council, Bombay (1918-23) and Leader of the Bombay Legislative Council (1921-23).  He was also a member of the Imperial Legislative Council (1913-18).  He was the President of the Central Legislative Assembly during 1931-33.  A firm believer in self-government, he advocated constitutional means for gaining India's Independence.
 
 

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