Tuesday, 11 September 2012

ABBAS TYABJI

Abbas Tyabji
Date of Birth:-
Date of Death:Jun 9, 1936
Place of Birth:Gujarat

Abbas Tyabji (died June 9, 1936) was an Indian freedom fighter from Gujarat, who had served as the Chief Justice of the Baroda High Court. He was a key ally and supporter of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel during the 1918 Kheda Satyagraha, and the 1928 Bardoli Satyagraha. He was also a close supporter of Mohandas Gandhi and the Indian National Congress. In 1919-20, Abbas Tyabji was one of the members of the Committee appointed by the Indian National Congress to review the charges against General Reginald Dyer for the Amritsar Massacre, which occurred during the fight for independence from the British. Tyabji became the national leader after leading major protests against the arrest of Mohandas Gandhi in May 1930. He died in Mussoorie (now in Uttaranchal) on June 9, 1936.

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