India's first Minister of Education was a Muslim. The annual National Education Day of India is on November 11th, to commemorate Maulana Azad's birthday.
Maulana Azad is one of my favorite author - especially his book "Tarjuman Al-Quran - The Opening Chapter of the Quran" of which I have read many times over. One of the most detailed, well thought and deepest explanation of the first chapter of the Quran. His life is also an inspiration.
I highly recommend fellow Malaysians to read about him. Click here