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Mohammad Mujeeb (1902-1985) was an Indian writer of English and Urdu literature, educationist, scholar and the vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.
Mujeeb was born in 1902 to Mohammad Naseem, a wealthy barrister from Lucknow. His elder brother was Professor Mohammad Habib.
Mujeeb studied History at Oxford University where Zakir Hussain, the first President of India and Abid Husain were his associates. Later, he did advanced training in printing in Germany before returning to India to join Jamia Millia Islamia in 1926 as a faculty member, along with Zakir Hussain and Abid Hussain.
Mujeeb became vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia in 1948. He served the institution for 47 years overall till his superannuation in 1973. It was during this time, that the institution gained the status of a deemed university.
He was a scholar of Urdu literature and was involved in the cultural and educational milieu of post-independent India.
Mujeeb published several books in Urdu and English. They are as follows: World History: Our Heritage, Education and Traditional Values,Social Reform Among Indian Muslims,The Indian Muslims,Islamic Influence on Indian Society and Dr. Zakir Husain: a biography are some of the notable ones among them.
Padma Bhushan (1965) for his contributions to literature and education.
Mujeeb died in 1985, at the age of 83.
Jamia Millia Islamia has instituted an annual oration, Professor Mohammad Mujeeb Memorial Lecture, in Mujeeb’s honour.