Syed Qasim Razvi (1902-1970) was a powerful politician who headed the Razakars militia in the princely state of Hyderabad. Razvi supported the Nizam of Hyderabad’s resistance to acceding to India and ordered the Razakars to fight against the Indian forces during Operation Polo, on behalf of the Nizam.
Razvi was born in a middle-class family of Latur (now in Maharashtra) on 31st May, 1900. He graduated from Aligarh Muslim University with a degree in Law. When Bahadur Yar Jung appealed to the Muslims for funds, he donated all his property to the Majlis. Bahadur Yar Jung gave him the title of “Siddiq-e-Deccan” for his noble sacrifice, because by donating whatever he owned, he emulated the first caliph of Islam Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddiq who had donated everything for Islam.