Abdul Rehman:

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Abdul Rehman:

Bar-at-Law was educated first at the Sindh Madressah-tul-Islam. Later he left the Madressah and passed his matriculation from Shikarpur. He then joined the Dayaram Jethmal Sind College but gave it up shortly thereafter and studied law. He passed his pleader’s examination in 1904 and joined the late Rais Ghulam Muhammad Bhurgri at Hyderabad. In 1909 he left for England and returned as a barrister-at-law in 1912. He then started his practice in Karachi. He continued practice in Karachi until April 1929 when he left for Kenya Colony in East Africa. He praised there (at first in Mombasa and then in Nairobi) up to 1936 when he returned to Karachi where he praised until his death on the 26th of February 1943. Among the more sensational cases he conducted were the famous Larkana Riot Cases in 1927. They occupied him for over six months. Yet another famous case was the Tikamdas murder case (1936-37) in Shikarpur in which the murder was the outcome of the burning of Quran leaves in the town.
Besides being a brilliant advocate he was an accomplished orator. He had not only an exquisite command over language, but also a mastery over languages, being more than familiar with many. A gifted conversationalist besides, he could raise his conversation to the heights of oratorical eloquence as easily as he could, when occasion called, infuse into his oratory the homeliness and persuasiveness of a conversation. This perhaps was the chief cause of his great popularity and secret of the rapidity with which he made friends of all, however high or low, who came in the slightest contact with him.
Education was, with him, more than a hobby. He took the greatest interest in the Sindh Madressah-tul-Islam. From the day he became a student there until his very death he remained connected with that ancient institution (as student, old boy and member of Board) with the few breaks necessitated by his two voyages abroad. Perhaps it is in the hearts of those who were students of the Madressah (luring his periods as Member of the Board that he will be most remembered. (Source: ‘The Colorful Personalities of Sindh’, by M.U.Abbasi).

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