asring مسیح معتصم حسسیسیحصحس~حصہ ܚܒܝܫ ܒܚܝܒ -ܚܝ ܒ r inίο manhood, so much so, கேம் his edication was not settsiisly thought of til he was a boy 6f 10 years or more. He was educated at the Patna Collegiate School" and after a couple of ear, at the St. Xavier's college, he was seıat England to qualify for the Bar. It should be remerhbered that in these days the Mahemedans' had almost as much prejudice. against going to Europe as the Hindus. And though the visit of the late Sir Syed Ahmad to England in 1869-70 had removed much of suich prejudice, the more 9rthodox section of the community still looked 'askanee at their Europe-returned brethren : so that on his return from England, Mr. Sharfuddin had to re-establish his right to smoke in the same Illukka as tlhe orthodox memio en 8 of his c'ommunity, by his node of living. Mr. Sharfuddin joined the Middle Temple and was callel to the Bar in June, 1880. On his return to India, he set up his practice in the Calcutta High ("ourt from where he went to Chupra and finally to Bankipur. There he made a name for himself. At one time his practice extended from Benares and Gorrukhpur in the West to l8hagulpur in the East and from Bettiah and Motihari in the North to Gaya and Sasseran in the Soutli. In criminal cases of any importance he was almost "invariably retained on behalf of one or the other of the partics. Illis reputation ás a cross-examiner has not y et lbeen surpaşsédin Behar. Ile is an effective speaker and his painstaking liabits combined with his forensic abilities, and conscietitiousness make him an ideal Counsel. Unless it was some sunal application, he could never be induced to accept more. than one brief for one day afid it can never be aid of him that having once taken a brief he was found engaged elsewherd when that particular case was called ħeiring.“ His abilities A-ind charaeter Parev :the attention of the official world Mr. Ilalliday, thie thén, Commissioner of ಸಿಙ್ಗ, submittea to the Goyeru ment is name as రీ2 ŠÂNAጛ H BAÑÓft. Vallıymę Y. கட் ax r Yrarr ag that of one suitable for a seat on the Bench of the Calcutta High Court. Mr. (afterwards Sir James) Bourdillon, another Commissioner of l’atma also did the same on a subsequent occasion. But when the appointment 6t Mr. Ameer Ali's successor was announced was felt that Mr. Sharfuddin had no chance and that his being a member of the 'Mofussil Bar” was the only objection to such appointment. However, when Justice Sale took furlough, Sir Andrew Fraser, the then LieutenantGovernor of Bengal, strongly urged the claims of Mr. Sharfuddin before the Government of India and in 1907, he was appointed a Judge of the Caleutta High Court and the rights of the Mofussil Har were then vindicated. On tho (Stablishmont of the new Higla Court at l’atna, in April l9l (i, Mr. Sharfuddin was transferred there and has now been appointel an a Wember of the l'Executive (ouncil of the (ii) vernment of Belhar and Orissa to succeed the lIon’ble Malharaju Sir lameswar Singh of l)arbhanga, whose term of office expires in August nevt. "That his appointment to the Executive ('ouncil of Behar has been a happy one goes without say ing : indeed, taking tull facts into consideration there could not have been a better selection. Behar as a New Province has mot yet settled down and with the Patna University lill still on the Legislative anvil and the question of the relation between the Indig.) Planters and the ryots looming large before the public, the presence of a man of Mr. Sharfuddin's calibre in the Executive Council of the Province cannot but be to the advantage of both the Government and the people, Enjoying the confidence of the Government, Mr.Sharfuddin is essential y a man of the people. His strong common sense, his wonderful tact, -k- a. ܫܒܩܚܫ ܒܩ h · " It has since been announced that the Milharajalı (ot Darbhanga's term of ottice las beeň extented ùy tok the 6th November Lext.-K. A.
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