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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Aligarh Muslim University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Aligarh Muslim University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Aligarh Muslim University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Aligarh Muslim University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Aligarh Muslim University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Aligarh Muslim University.

List features graduates like Naseeruddin Shah, Dalip Tahil and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Aligarh Muslim University?” and “Which celebrities are Aligarh Muslim University alumni?”
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Liaquat Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Politician
Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, often simply referred as Liaquat, was one of the leading Founding Fathers of modern Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the ...more
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Muhammad Mansur Ali is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Politician
Muhammad Mansur Ali was a Bangladeshi politician who was a close confidante of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding leader of Bangladesh. A senior leader of the Awami League, Mansur also served ...more
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Javed Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Poet, Screenwriter, Lyricist
Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Akhtar is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo ...more
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Naseeruddin Shah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Theatre Director, Environmentalist, Actor
Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film and stage actor and director, and a prominent figure in Indian parallel cinema. Shah has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film ...more
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Shamim Karhani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Teacher
Shamim Karhani, was an eminent Urdu poet of the 20th century. He was born on 8 June 1913 in village 'Karhan' district Mau, UP
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André Weil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Mathematician
André Weil was an influential French mathematician of the 20th century, known for his foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry. He was a founding member and the de facto ...more
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Ayub Khan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Politician
Muhammad Ayub Khan, widely known as Ayub Khan, was the President of Pakistan from 1958 to 1969. Ayub Khan assumed power through the 1958 Pakistani coup d'état, becoming the country's ...more
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Khwaja Ahmad Abbas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Film Producer
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, popularly known as K. A. Abbas, was an Indian film director, novelist, screenwriter, and a journalist in the Urdu, Hindi and English languages. He was the maker of important ...more
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Mian Ghulam Jilani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Mian Ghulam Jilani Politician
Major General Mian Gulam Jilani was a two-star general officer in the Pakistan Army who, as an Indian Army officer during the Second World War had survived a Japanese PoW camp at Singapore. He ...more
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Khawaja Nazimuddin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Politician
Sir Khawaja Nazimuddin, KCIE was a Bengali politician and statesman from the Dhaka Nawab Family. A member of the All India Muslim League, Nazimuddin served twice as the Prime Minister of Bengal ...more
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Ghulam Mustafa Khan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Writer
Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan, PhD, D.Litt, SI was a researcher, critic, linguist, author, scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics, educationist and religious and spiritual leader belonging to ...more
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Malik Ghulam Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Politician
Malik Ghulam Muhammad commonly known as Ghulam Muhammad, was a notable Chartered Accountant who served as the third Governor-General of Pakistan from October 1951 until being dismissed in August ...more
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Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Politician
Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was a politician from the city of Hyderabad. He served as the Member of Parliament from Hyderabad for six consecutive terms until stepping down in 2004 in favour of his ...more
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Salimuzzaman Siddiqui is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Chemist, Scientist
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, HI, MBE, SI, DPhil, FPAS, FRS, was a Pakistani organic chemist, versatile scholar, and a leading scientist in the natural product chemistry. He is credited for pioneering ...more
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Ziauddin Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Mathematician
Sir Ziauddin Ahmad CIE, MP was an Indian mathematician, parliamentarian, logician, natural philosopher, politician, political theorist, educationist and scholar. He was a member of the Aligarh ...more
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Dalip Tahil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Actor
Dalip Tahil is an Indian film, television and theatre actor. He did his schooling from the elite Sherwood College in Nainital, India. After attending Aligarh Muslim University for a year, he ...more
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Sheikh Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Sheikh Abdullah Politician
Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah was an Indian statesman who played a central role in the politics of Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost Indian state. The self-styled "Sher-e-Kashmir", ...more
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Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Lawyer
Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry English IPA: fəzɛl ɪllɑɦi t͡ʃɒɪdɾɪ, was the fifth President of Pakistan, serving from 1973 until 1978, prior to the martial law led by Chief of Army Staff General ...more
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M. A. G. Osmany is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
M. A. G. Osmany
General Muhammad Ataul Gani Osmani, also known as Bongobir, was a Bengali military officer who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Mukti Bahini during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Osmani ...more
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Akhter Husain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Akhter Husain Politician
Akhter Husain, HPk, OBE, was an eminent senior statesman and civil servant of Pakistan. He was appointed Governor of West Pakistan in September 1957 succeeding Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani and then ...more
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Irfan Habib is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Historian, Professor
Irfan Habib is an Indian historian of ancient and medieval India, following the approach of Marxist historiography. He is well known for his strong stance against Hindu and Islamic ...more
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Saeed Rashid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Saeed Rashid Writer
Saeed Rashid, PP, was a writer, teacher, and historian from Pakistan. He was director of Tameer-e-Millat Institute of Education & Research Islamabad and Director of Sultana Foundation ...more
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Ali Sardar Jafri is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Poet, Writer
Ali Sardar Jafri was a prolific and versatile Urdu writer from India. He was also a poet, critic and film lyricist.
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Zakir Husain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Politician
Zakir Husain, ; 8 February 1897 – 3 May 1969) was the 3rd President of India, from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969. An educationist and intellectual, Husain was the country's first ...more
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Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Aligarh Muslim University Alumni
Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi Writer
Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi D.Litt, SI, HI is an Urdu satirical and humour writer from Pakistan. Yousufi has also served as the head of several national and international governmental and financial ...more