Abbas Tyabji

A close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Abbas Tyabji was a great nationalist and freedom fighter. One of the famous Vadodara people, Abbas Tyabji served as the judge of the Baroda High Court. However, he resigned from the post of judge and joined the Non Cooperation Movement under the leadership of Bapuji.

He was among the first line Muslim leaders from Gujarat and took active part in movements such as the Bardoli Peasant's Struggle, and Satyagraha movement. Abbas was a a moderate nationalist until the Jallianwallabagh Massacre of 1919.

He changed his way of life and adopted simple life like Gandhiji, wearing Khaki, traveling by ordinary public transports and eating humble food. He spent quite a few years in jail for his active participation in the Non Cooperation Movement. He breathed his last in the year 1936.

Last Updated on: 8/05/2013