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  • Sir Abdullah Haroon (1872–1942) (Urdu: عبداللہ ہارون‬‎) was a British Indian politician who contributed a lot towards developing and defining the role of Muslims in economic, educational, social and political fields in the Indian subcontinent.[2]Abdullah Haroon had a modest start in his life. He was born into Memon family.[3] He lost his father at an early age and was raised by his grandmother who was a deeply religious lady.[4] Early in his life, he worked as an 'assistant bicycle repairman' at the very low wages of 4 annas (quarter of an Indian rupee). He deeply believed in the dignity of labor. Then in 1896, at the age of 24, he started his own business as a small merchant. He soon became very successful and was called the 'Sugar King' by his contemporaries due to his business trades in sugar.[4] In 1901, he developed an interest in politics. He first became a member of the Karachi Municipality from May 1913 to September 1916. Again he was a member of this body f