Raja Amir Ahmed Khan of Mahmudabad, well known as 'Raja Sahib of Mahmudabad', was a gifted disciple and trusted associate of
Quaid-e-Azam at a very early age. He was born on November 5, 1914, educated at Lucknow and then in England. His father, Maharaja
Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan (1877-1931), was a great landowner of the U.P. and a trusted friend of Quaid-e-Azam, who had presided
sessions of the All-India Muslim League in 1917, 1918 and 1928.
Raja Amir Ahmed Khan succeeded to the estate Mahmudabad on March 23, 1931 on his father's death. At that time Mahmudabad was one
of the richest estates of the Awadh. Raja Sahib was keenly interested in the Muslim renaissance and associated himself with the
Muslim League at an early age. He was at one time the youngest member of the Working Committee of the All-India Muslim League. In
1937, he formed the All-India Muslim Students Federation, which mobilized the Muslim Youth for the cause of Islam and soon became
vanguard of the Pakistan Movement. Under his able guidance, Muslim students spread throughout the sub-continent and most tenaciously
organized the campaign of Muslim League candidates in the general elections, which eventually led to the establishment of Pakistan.
Raja Amir Ahmed Khan also served as Honorary Treasurer of the League for several years. He was a puritan and ascetic in personal
life and placed all his wealth and ancestral estate at the disposal of Muslim League.
He migrated to Pakistan after Independence, but was disillusioned by the political turmoil and migrated to Iraq. Subsequently
settling in London where he remained Director of the Islamic Culture Centre for some time. He died on October 14, 1973 in London
and was buried at Mashhad, Iran.