Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk was born on 24 March 1841, in Meerut. His real name was Mushtaq Hussain. He was one of the founders All India League. He was a famous Muslim politician. He was self made man. He did his engineering from Engineering College Roorki. He was Law secretary in the government of Hyderabad State Deccan and later joined Revenues department. He was appointed as Governor of Wararangle (newly established state), to due his effort the state became very prosperous. Government of Hyderabad gave him the title of Nawab Intezar Jung. Then he was appointed as Revenue Secretary with the order of Nizam of Deccan. He served as Personal Secretary and adviser to the Prime Minister Nawab Bashiral Daulla and became the Deputy Prime Minister of Hyderabad. He was conferred the title of Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk on 9 December 1890.He also remained a member of Scientific Society since 1866. He was also known for his involvement in Aligarh Movement.
Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk joined the M.A.O. College in October 1892 in Aligarh. Nawab Viqar-ul-Mulk, Sir Agha Khan, Sir Shafi and Nawab Salim-ul-Khan organized a Mohammedan Educational Conference in December 1906.On the same occasion they also launched a new party called All India Muslim League. He was appointed as Honorary Secretary of M.A.O College in 1907.Government of India in 1908, gave him the title of Nawab.It was his magnetizing personality which had induced Quaid-e-Azam to join the All India Muslim League. Due to his bad health, Viqar-ul-Mulk gave up the Secretary ship of Aligarh in 1912.Due to illness he died on 27 January, 1917.