Recently, Indian Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma stoked controversy by opining that former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam was “a great nationalist despite being a Muslim”.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Badruddin Tyabji, Hakim Ajmal Khan, Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Asaf Ali, Syed Mahmud, Zakir Hussain, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, APJ Abdul Kalam, Saifuddin Kitchlew, Muhammad Yunus, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan, Khwaja Abdul Hamied, MC Chagla, Mohammad Hidayatullah, Salman Khurshid, E Ahamed, Sheikh Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Sikander Bakht, Shahnawaz Hussain.
Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Aamir Khan, Dilip Kumar, Feroz Khan, Mehmood Ali, Arshad Warsi, Madhubala, Meena Kumari, Waheeda Rehman, Shabana Azmi, Zeenat Aman, Farida Jalal, Farooq Sheikh, Naseeruddin Shah, Tabu, Farhan Akhtar, Zohra Sehgal, Habib Tanvir.
Musicians and vocalists’ contribution:
Poets and lyricists’ contributions:
Writers and academics’ contribution:
Qurratulain Hyder, Ismat Chughtai, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, MJ Akbar, Muhibbul Hasan, Mushirul Hasan, Zoya Hasan, Mohammad Habib, Irfan Habib, Rakhshanda Jalil, Syeda Saiyidain Hameed, Asghar Ali Engineer.
Business and entrepreneurs’ contribution:
Military and army contribution:
from The Express Tribune Blog http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/29697/abdul-kalam-was-not-the-only-muslim-who-contributed-towards-india/