Khan Bahadur Colonel Maulvi Ziauddin Ahmed (1880-1943)

The Friday Times | Jan 12, 2007 Ziauddin Ahmed had a colourful career in the Indian Police Force, after leaving the judiciary. Once on ceremonial guard duty to the visiting Prince of Wales, he responded to the muezzin’s call by removing his ceremonial sword and saying his prayers behind the throne. He was duly charged with dereliction of duty. His defence was that a Muslim owed allegiance to a Higher Throne. Once, he knocked out a white superior officer, who had insulted his mother. He was responsible for Morarji Desai’s removal from the Indian Civil Services. Desai in his autobiography … Continue reading Khan Bahadur Colonel Maulvi Ziauddin Ahmed (1880-1943)