The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Abbas Ali Baig, Mirza
Abbas Ali Baig, Mirza, Member of the Council of India, London; born, 1859; Educated at Wilson College, Bombay, where he graduated heading the list of successful candidates from the College. His first appointment in government service was that of Special Inspecting Officer for Mahommadan Educational Institutions in the Central and Southern Divisions of the Bombay Presidency, including the city of Bombay; Minister, Janjira State, Assistant Collector, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Special Commissioner for settling Hindu-Mahommedan disputes of Somnath Pattan; Presidency Magistrate, Bombay; Oriental Translator, Bombay; Reporter on the Native Press; Registrar of Indian Publications, and Secretary to the Civil and Military Examination Boards. Transferred to foreign service as Dewan of Junagadh, the premier State in Kathiawar, 1906; he distinguished himself by introducing many important reforms in the different branches of the administration of this state; appointed Member of the India Council in succession to Nawab Imad-ul-Mulk Syed Hussain Bilgrami, 1910. Address: India Office, London.