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Freedom fighter and veteran INA member Captain Abbas Ali dies
Saturday October 11, 2014 8:18 PM, News Network

Freedom fighter and Indian National Army war veteran, Captain Abbas Ali, 92, died of cardiac arrest today at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College.

Capt Abbas Ali
[Capt. Abbas Ali (second from right) during the Independence Day Celebrations at Aligarh Muslim University on 15 August, 2014.]

Capt. Abbas Ali was born on 3rd January 1922 in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh. From his early days, he was inspired by the revolutionary ideas of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.

While pursuing his studies at Aligarh Muslim University, he came in contact with great communist leader of his time Kunwar Muhammed Ashraf. On his inspiration, he joined British Army in 1939 and was posted in South East Asia during World War II.

In 1945 when Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose called for revolt, he left British Army and joined Netaji's Indian National Army (INA) but later he was arrested, court marshalled and awarded death sentence. After India gained Independence in 1947, he was released by Indian Government.

In 1948, Capt. Abbas Ali joined Socialist Party led by Acharya Narendra Deva, Jai Prakash Narayan and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia and remained associated with the Socialist Party till its merger with the Janata Party in 1977. He was General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Unit of Socialist Party in 1967 and 1974 and member of its Parliamentary board.

In 1967, he played a key role in formation of the first Samyukta Vidhayak Dal (SVD) government led by former Prime Minister, the late Chaudhry Charan Singh in Uttar Pradesh. In 1977, when Janata Party came into power, he was appointed first President of Uttar Pradesh Unit of Janata Party.

In 1978, he was elected to UP Legislative Council for six years. He had been a member of UP Sunni Central Waqf Board for six years.

Abbas Ali is survived by his son, noted journalist Qurban Ali and two daughters.

He will be laid to rest later this evening at Qila Road graveyard.

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