List of AMU Notable Alumni

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List AMU NOTABLE ALUMNI

List of Famous Aligarh Muslim University - AMU Notable Alumni

The students of Aligarh Muslim University or Amu Notable Alumni are spread all over the world. Just as Sir Syed prophesied when the foundation stone of MAO College was being laid down. ‘The small plant will one day turn into a mighty tree whose branches will spread all over the world’.

AMU was and still is a unique experience, is not just an excellent seat of upper learning, but due to its residential character where one shares 5 to 10 years of one’s life with people of an identical age bracket. Sharing everything, living, eating, and studying together, establishes bonds of a closely-knit family and this is often what animates the Aligarians even later in life. As they reunite, whenever possible they re-enact the fun of the bygone days of their youth and rekindle their shared hopes and ideals and therefore the famous ‘Aligarh Spirit’. All fraternity of AMU calls themselves as “Aligs” or “Aligarians”, whether or not they are students, teachers, or other staff working in University.

Following are AMU famous Personalities

  • Mohammad Hamid Ansari
  • Sheikh Abdullah
  • Arif Mohammad khan
  • Naseeruddin Shah
  • Zakir Hussain
  •  Irfan Habib
  • Jawed Akhtar
  • Lala Amarnath
  • Dilip Tahil
  • Anubhav Sinha
  • Saadat Hassan Mant
  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
  • Majid Hussain
  • Anwara Taimur
  • Mohammad Azam Khan
  • Frank Islam
  • Liaqat Ali Khan
  •  Khan Abdul Gaffar
  • Major Dhyan Chand
  • Ashok Seth
  • and there are many more
1. Mohammad Hamid Ansari
  • Indian Politician and retired Indian Foreign Service officer
  • Birthday – 01 April 1937
  • Place of Birth – Kolkata (West Bengal)
  • Parents – Mohammad Abdul Aziz Ansari and Aasiya Begum
Study in A.M.U. –
  • B.A. (Political Science
  • M.A. (Political Science)
Achievements –
    1. Ambassador to UAE – 1976-1979
    2. Permanent Representative to the United Nations – 1993-1995
    3. Vice President of India – 11 August 2007-11August 2017
    4. Vice Chancellor, AMU – 2000-2002
    5. Padma Shri – 1984
    AMU Notable Alumni - Hamid Ansari

    2. Sheikh Abdullah

    • Kashmiri Politician
    • Birthday – 5th Dec, 1905
    • Death – 8th Sept, 1982
    • Place of Birth – Soura, Sri Nagar, Jammu & Kashmir, British India
    • Parents – Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim
    • Study in A.M.U. – Sc. in Chemistry – 1930
    • Achievements –
      • Referred as “Sher-e-Kashmir” (Lion of Kashmir)
      • Prime Minister of Kashmir on 17 March 1948 – 8 August 1953
      • Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir 25 February 1975 – 26 March 1977
        Sheikh Abdullah Amu old boys and notable Alumni

        3. Arif Mohammad khan

        • Indian Politician
        • Birthday – 18 November 1951
        • Place of Birth – Barabasti, Bulandshahr.
        • Parents – Ashfaq Mohammad Khan
        • Study in A.M.U. – A. (Hons)

        Achievements/Notable Work –

        1. Honorary Secretary of Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union (1971–72)
        2. President of Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Unionin the year 1972-73
        3. He defended Supreme Court judgment on Shah Bano casein Parliament.
        4. Run the Samarpanfor physically challenged people.
        5. Governor of Kerala1 September 2019
        Arif Khan

        4. Naseeruddin Shah

        • Indian film and stage Actor and Director
        • Birthday – 20 July 1950
        • Place of Birth – BarabankiUttar PradeshIndia
        • Parents – Aley Mohammed Shahand Farrukh Sultan
        • Study in A.M.U. – A. (Hons) in 1971
        • Achievements/Notable Work –
        1. Padma Shri – 1987
        2. Padma Bhushan – 2003
        3. National Film Award for Best Actor – Sparsh (1979) & Paar (1984)
        4. National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor – Iqbal (2006)
        5. International Indian Film Academy Awards – Sarfarosh (2000)
        6. The Volpi Cup (Award for Best Actor) – Paar (1984)
        AMU Notable Alumni Naseeruddin Shah

        5. Zakir Hussain

        • Indian Economistand Politician
        • Birthday – 8 February 1897
        • Death – 3 May 1969
        • Place of Birth – Kaimganj, Farrukhabad, Hyderabad State
        • Parents – Fida Husain Khan and Naznin Begum
        • Study in A.M.U. – A. (1918) & M.A. (1920)
        • Achievements/Notable Work –
        1. Padma Vibhushan – 1954
        2. Bharat Ratna – 1963
        3. Governor of Bihar (1957-62)
        4. 2nd Vice President of India (1962-67)
        5. 3rd President of India (1967-69)
        6. Founded Jamia Milia Islamia University
        Zakir Hussain Amu btech Alumni

        6. Irfan Habib

        • Indian Historian following the methodology of Marxist historiography
        • Birthday – 12 August 1931
        • Place of Birth – Vadodara, Gujarat
        • Parents – Mohammad Habib & Sohaila Habib
        • Achievements/Notable Work –
        1. Professor Emeritusat the Department of History of the AMU
        2. Elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Royal Historical Societysince 1997
        3. Chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research during 1986–90
        4. Watumull Prizeof American Historical Association, 1982.
        5. Padma Bhushan, 2005
        6. Ibn Sina Memorial Lecture, 2009
        7. Yash Bharti, 2016
        Irfan Habib - Amu Alumni History Department

        7. Jawed Akhtar

        • Indian Political activist, Poet , Lyricist and Screenwriter
        • Birthday – 17 January 1945
        • Place of Birth – Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
        • Parents – Jan Nisar Akhtar & Safia Akhtar
        • Achievements/Notable Work –
        1. Padam Shri – 1999
        2. Padam Bhushan – 2007
        3. Sahitya Akademi Award – 2013
        4. Richard Dawkins Award – 2020
        5. National Film Awards for Best Lyrics – Saaz, Border, Godmother, Refugee, Lagaan
        Javed Akhtar

        8. Lala Amarnath

        1. First batsman ever to score a century for Indiain Test cricket
        2. Only bowler to dismiss Donald Bradmanhit wicket.
        Lala Amarnath

        9. Dilip Tahil

        • Film Actor
        • Birthday – 30 October 1952
        • Place of Birth – Lucknow, Uttar PradeshIndia
        • Parents – Ghansham Jethanand Tahilramani 
        • Study in A.M.U. – Attended Aligarh Muslim University for a year
        • Achievements/Notable Work –
        1. Known for his work on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag(2013), Baazigar (1993) and Ra.One (2011)
        2. Acted in more than 100 Bollywood films
        3. Dalip made a record to win the Kendall Cup
        Dalip Tahil Amu student and Alumni

        These all Amu Notable Alumni and famous Personalities are experts in their respective fields

        10. Anubhav Sinha

        • Indianfilm director, producer and write
        • Birthday – 22 June 1965
        • Place of Birth – Jamalpur, Bihar
        • Parents – Prem Govind Sinha and Sushila Sinha
        • Study in A.M.U. – M.Tech. (1988)
        • Achievements/Notable Work – Known for his work in Tum Bin (2001), Ra.One (2011), Mulk (2018), Article 15 (2019) and Thappad (2020).
        Amu Alumni - Anubhav Singha

        11. Saadat Hassan Manto

        • Novelist, playwright, Essayist, Screenwriter, Short story writer
        • Birthday – 11 May 1912
        • Death – 18 January 1955
        • Place of Birth – Paproudi, SamralaLudhianaPunjabBritish India
        • Parents – Ghulam Hasan Manto & Sardar Begum
        • Study in A.M.U. – Graduation ( 1934)
        • Achievements/Notable Work –
        1. Known to write about the hard truths of society that no one dared to talk about. 
        2. Work – Toba Tek SinghThanda Gosht; Bu; Khol Do; Kaali Shalwar; Hattak
        3. Saadat Hasan Manto was posthumously awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiazaward by Pak Govt.
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        12. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

        • Indian Politician
        • Another Amu notable Alumni
        • Birthday – 12 January 1936
        • Death – 7 January 2016
        • Place of Birth – Bijbehara town of Anantnag district, Jammu & Kashmir
        • Study in A.M.U. – Law Degree and Postgraduate Degree in Arabic
        • Achievements/Notable Work –
        1. He served twice as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, from November 2002 to November 2005 and again from March 2015 to January 2016
        2. Minister of Tourism in Rajiv Gandhi’s Cabinet.
        Mohd Mufati syed kashmir and Amu

        13. Majid Hussain

        1. M.A. (Geography) – Gold Medalist
        2. L.L.B.
        • Ph.D. (Geography) – 1963
        • Achievements/Notable Work –
        1. Taught at Pragati IAS, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, North East Hill University, Shillong, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
        2. His textbooks are used in the University of Pennsylvania
        3. Ex-President-Indian National Cartographic Association
        4. Ex-Vice President-International Association of Landscape Ecology, two terms (1984-1992)
        5. Delhi Govt. Award for the best Geography teacher in 1997
        6. Bhugol Bhushan Award, 2008 Deccan Geographical Society, India
          Majid Hussain Amu geography department

          14. Anwara Taimur (AMU Notable Alumni)

          • Indian Politician
          • Birthday – 24 November 1936
          • Place of Birth – AssamBritish India
          • Study in A.M.U. – Graduated with Economics (Honors).
          • Achievements/Notable Work –
          1. 8th Chef Minister of Assam(1980–81)
          2. Cabinet Minister – Public Works
          3. Cabinet Minister – Agriculture, Haj and Wakf Property
          4. Vice President – India-Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship Group (2005–10)
          5. Chairperson – Committee on Papers Laid on the Table (2004–10)
            Anwara Amu female Alumni

            15. Mohammad Azam Khan

            • Indian Politician
            • Birthday 14 August 1948
            • Place of Birth – RampurUttar PradeshIndia
            • Parents – Mumtaz Khan
            • Study in A.M.U. – Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1974
            • Achievements/Notable Work –
            1. Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
            2. Minister in the government of Uttar Pradesh
            3. Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh
              Azam khan amu old alumni

              16. Frank Islam

              • IT Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist, Civic Leader, and Writer
              • Birthday – 1953
              • Place of Birth – AzamgarhIndia
              • Study in A.M.U. – M.Sc.
              • Achievements/Notable Work –
              1. Founder and CEO of the QSS Group
              2. Head of the FI Investment Group
              3. honoree of the Inter-Faith Conference of Metropolitan Washingtonin 2016
              4. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award in 2015
              5. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) Legends Award in 2014.
              6. US President Barack Obamaappointed him to be the General Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2013
              7. Small Business Person of the Year of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area in 2001
              8. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awardin 1999
                Frank islam amu management complex alumni

                17. Liaqat Ali Khan (Amu Famous Personality)

                • Pakistani Politician
                • Amu notable Alumni
                • Birthday 1 October 1895
                • Death – 16 October 1951
                • Place of Birth – Karnal in the Punjab Province of British India
                • Parents – Nawab Ahmad Ali Khan
                • Study in A.M.U. – LLB and B.Sc. (Political Science)
                • Achievements/Notable Work –
                1. Known as Quaid-e-Millat(Leader of the Nation) and Shaheed-e-Millat (Martyr of the Nation)
                2. First Prime Minister of Pakistan (15 August 1947 – 16 October 1951)
                3. President of Pakistan Muslim League
                  Liaquat Amu old boys

                  18. Khan Abdul Gaffar

                  1. Awarded Bharat Ratna
                  2. Khan strongly opposed the Partition of India
                  3. Nicknamed Frontier Gandhi, Fakhr-e-Afghan, Badshah Khan, Bacha Khan
                  4. Founded the Khudai Khidmatgar(“Servants of God”) movement in 1929
                      Khan Abdul ghaffar khan Amu Alumni

                      19. Major Dhyan Chand

                      1. Indian Hockey Player and Captain
                      2. Birthday – 29 August 1905
                      3. Death – 3 December, 1979
                      4. Place of Birth – Allahabad, UP
                      5. Parents – Sharadha Singh and Sameshwar Singh
                      6. Achievements/Notable Work –
                        1. Earned 3 Olympic Gold Medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936.
                        2. Known as The Wizard or The Magicianof hockey.
                        3. Padma Bhushan in 1956.
                        4. Chand enlisted in the 1st Brahmin of the British Indian Army as a sepoy(private)
                        5. Chand’s birthday, 29 August, is celebrated as National Sports Dayin India
                          Dhyanchan amu Alumni

                          20. Ashok Seth

                          1. Delhi Ratna Award
                          2. Padma Shri, in 2003
                          3. Padma Bhushan, in 2015
                          4. DMA Medical Teachers’ Award
                          5. Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi
                          6. Head, Cardiology Council of Fortis Group of Hospitals.
                          7. Performed of over 50,000 angiogramsand 20,000 angioplasties.
                          8. Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of LondonEdinburghand Ireland
                          9. A recipient of the Order of Isabella the Catholic
                              Dr. Ashok Seth Amu Alumni

                              This list is Including only 20 Names but there are more than 1000 famous AMU Notable Alumni who are spreading Aligarh Muslim University Name all over the World.  

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                              2 Comments

                              Zaman Khan · 11th August 2021 at 2:38 pm

                              I alumini of AMU have great love n respect for my University. Thank you very much for such a nice information.

                              Faraz :) · 22nd September 2021 at 8:39 pm

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