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Syed Muhammad Moin-ul-Haq is seated in the last row 6th from the left and fourth from the right at the Indian Olympic Association Managing Committee, 1942
Syed Muhammad Moin-ul-Haq

OccupationProfessor Of English[1]
Employer(s)Founding vice-presidents Bihar Cricket Association, in the year 1936,served as Principal of Bihar National College from 1935-1955, And Former General secretary Indian Olympic Association(IOA) from 1952-56.

Syed Muhammad Moin-ul-Haq OBE[2] (popularly known as Moin Saab; 1881–11 December 1973), was an Indian Academic and Sports Administrator who had been Professor of English and Principal of Bihar National College from 1935 to 1953.[3] He has been the first President of All India Football Federation and a recipient of the Padma Shri in 1970.

Indian National Games 1950: Moinul Haq, S.Bhoot, Bombay Chief Minister Kher (center with cane), and Bombay Home Minister Morarji Desai (center)

Early life

Moin-ul-Haq was born as Syed Muhammad Moin-ul-Haq at Asthawan in the Nalanda district of Bihar in 1881.[4]


He has been crediting for organizing and starting the Inter-University Football Cup Competition in 1929 at Patna College.[5]

He was elected as the President of the Patna University Teacher’s Association in 1953 following the formation of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur in 1952, a conference was organized at the Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur where he was elected ad the President.[6]

He was elected as the Founding Vice-president of the Bihar Cricket Association with KAD Naraoji, the founding president. It was established after a meeting held in Jamshedpur.[7]

He was a Chef-de-mission of the Indian Olympic contingent during the 1948 Olympics held in London and the 1952 Olympics held in Helsinki.[8]



  • Abdul Ghafoor, then Chief Minister of Bihar issued the order to rename Rajendra Nagar Stadium in tribute to Moin Saab, and it was later renamed as Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in 1973.[7]
  • Moin-ul-Haq Stadium metro station, a Metro station near the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium.
  • Author and Retired IPS Sudhir Kumar Jha mentions Moin-ul-Haq in his book Patna Reincarnated: A New Dawn and writes:

    He was immensely impressed with the strong nation character of the British people and their resilience.[9]


  1. ^ "INTRODUCTION". Bihar National college, patna. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "No. 33611". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 May 1930. p. 3484.
  3. ^ Sujit Mukherjee (1996). Autobiography of An Unknown Cricketer. Ravi Dayal Publisher. ISBN 81-7530-001-9.
  4. ^ Ashraf, Md Umar (22 January 2024). "Moin Ul Haq: The Enduring Spirit of Sportsmanship". Heritage Times. Retrieved 29 January 2024.
  5. ^ Prasad, Om Prakash (1 January 2013). Bihar Ek Etihasik Adhyayan (in Hindi). Rajkamal Prakashan. p. 358. ISBN 978-81-267-2349-2.
  6. ^ "About L.N.M.U.T.A." Lalit Narayan Mithila University Teachers’ Association. Retrieved 6 January 2014.[dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Remembering Moin-ul-Haq: An administrator par excellence". The Times of India. 13 August 2012. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Padmashri Shri Syed Mohd. Moinul Haq". proud to be bihari. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  9. ^ Jha, Sudhir Kumar (2005). A New Dawn: Patna Reincarnated. Sudhir Kumar Jha. p. 181. ISBN 978-81-7525-621-7.
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