The first education minister of India was none other than Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
Every year, National education day is celebrated in remembrance of this great leader.
He was an activist too. He was born on 11 November 1888.
His birthplace was Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He was married to Zulaikha Begum. He also played an important role in the freedom movement of India. He was a senior official in Indian National Congress.
He is commonly known as "Maulana Azad."