Sri Sadiq Ali
was born on the 4th of April 1910 at Udaipur in
Rajasthan. He left home at a young age to pursue his studies
at Allahabad University and than joined the freedom struggle
and was jailed several times.
Office Secretary and then Permanent Secretary of the AICC from
1936-1948. Gerneral Secretary from 1958-1962 and again
1964-1969.He was a member of the Provisional Parliament from
1950-52 and of Rajya Sabha from 1957 to 1970 He was also Chief
Editor of the AICC Economic Review from 1958-62 and 1964-1969,
served as President of the Indian National Congress (O) from
1971-73, Governor of Maharashtra from 1977-80, Governor of
Tamil Nadu from 1980-82, Chairman Rajghat Samadhi Committee,
New Delhi 1992-96.
He continued to be Chairman of the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya
Samiti since 1985, and Chairman of the Gandhi National
Memorial Fund since 1990 Chairman Sardar Patel Memorial Trust
and Council for Communal Harmony.
well received publications include: A Survey towards
Socialist thinking in the Congress, Democracy and National
Integration. The Vision of Swaraj, etc.