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Amdavadi was a PM of Pakistan

Amdavadi was a PM of Pakistan

Ibrahim Ismail Chundarigar was one of the founding fathers of Pakistan was from Ahmedabad. He was born in Godhra and did his schooling from Ahmedabad. He graduated from Bombay and did LLB and served as Lawyer of AMC. He joined Muslim League in 1936 and became MLA of Bombay Assembly from 1936 to 1946. 

Ibrahimbhai was one of the five nominees of Muslim League to join Interim Government of India in 1946. He held Commerce and Industry portfolio. After partition, he became Commerce and Trade Minister of Pakistan, became Ambassador of Afghanistan, Governor of NWFP, Governor of West Punjab, Leader of Opposition, Minister of Law and Justice, and after resignation of PM Suhrawardy he became PM of Pakistan for 55 days from 17 October 1957 to 11 December 1957. He was heading a coalition government,  proposed electoral college reform but faced no confidence and had resigned. He died on 26 September 1960 at the age of 63. 

Chundarigar is a community in Ahmedabad famous for the Saudagiri print on Sarees. Queen of Thailand used to wear the Sarees of Saudagiri Print. 


20 April 2021


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