Khan Bahadur Ghulam Hussain

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The Early Years and Formative Education

Born in 1898 in Sialkot, Khan Bahadur Ghulam Hussain's journey left an indelible mark on agriculture, social welfare, and politics in his region. Educated at the esteemed Agriculture College of Lyallpur (now Faisalabad ), his formative years foreshadowed a legacy marked by unwavering commitment and service.

Dedicated Service Abroad: A Hero During Crisis

In 1920, Ghulam Hussain began his dedicated service, assuming a role in the Agriculture Department in Mesopotamia (now Iraq). His commitment to duty shone through during crises. When a devastating flood threatened the Euphrates River establishments, he devoted three sleepless days and nights to reinforcing the riverbank, preserving vital infrastructure.

Founding Sind Land Development Ltd.: A Visionary Enterprise

Logo of Sind Land Development In 1933, Khan Bahadur Ghulam Hussain along with Sir Roger Thomas (Pioneer of Modern Agriculture) laid the foundation of Sind Land Development Ltd. (SLD) – an enterprise that would become synonymous with progress and transformation in the town of Mirpurkhas. His journey began on camel back, traversing the agricultural heartlands of southern Sindh to handpick land for the SLD. This marked the inception of a revolutionary endeavor that aimed to elevate the local agricultural practices and livelihoods.

Agricultural Transformation and Economic Growth

Ghulam Hussain's operations extended from Tandojam to Chore, encompassing vast tracts of fertile land. SLD swiftly grew into a prominent cotton ginning factory, pioneering modern machinery and techniques, thereby boosting both productivity and quality standards. Through this venture, he not only fostered economic growth but also generated numerous job opportunities, contributing to the betterment of the local populace. Farming Firms included: Denisar Farm, Hussainabad Farm, Masoodabad Farm, Sind Model Farm and Bodar Farm.

Political Influence and Contributions

Ghulam Hussain's influence also transcended into politics. He assumed the presidency of the Muslim League party in Tharparkar district, as a frontline worker in the Pakistan Movement, he made formidable contributions to the struggle for independence. His involvement in political affairs earned him respect among peers and leaders. Pakistan Movement Award (1987) Khan Saheb title (1927) Conferred upon by the Viceroy of India: Lord Irwin

Humanitarian Acts During Partition

Amidst the turbulence of the Partition of India|partition in 1947, Ghulam Hussain's humanity shone brightly. He played a pivotal role in ensuring the secure migration of hundreds of Sikhs and Hindus to India, saving countless lives amidst chaos.

Jinnah's Visit and Earned Respect

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan, came to Mirpurkhas on the behest of Khan Bahadur Ghulam Hussain. Jinnah’s visit highlighted the respect and trust that Khan Bahadur Ghulam Hussain had garnered.

Commitment to Social Welfare and Public Service

Beyond these endeavors, Ghulam Hussain's involvement extended to several significant boards and committees, including the Local Board of the State Bank of Pakistan. His commitment to social welfare continued through his presidency of the District Leprosy Society. He also served as Vice President of the District Development Association, channeling his energies into initiatives that uplifted lives. Khan Bahadur title (1946) Conferred upon by the Viceroy of India: Lord Wavell

A Lasting Legacy: Khan Bahadur Ghulam Hussain's Passing

Khan Bahadur Ghulam Hussain passed away on 1st December 1980, leaving behind a legacy of dedication, resilience, and selfless service. His life remains an eternal source of inspiration for those who seek to effect positive change, standing as a testament to leadership fueled by the genuine welfare of people and the nation.


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