1910 - Ali was born in Rajasthan on April 4, 1910.
1921 - Studied at Allahabad University and later joined the freedom struggle.
1936-1948 - Became Office Secretary and then Permanent Secretary of the AICC.
1950-1952 - Elected as a member of the Provisional Parliament.
1958-1962 - Became General Secretary and Chief Editor of the AICC Economic Review.
1964-1969 - Re-elected as General Secretary and was appointed again as Chief Editor of the AICC Economic Review.
1971-1973 - Elected as President of the Indian National Congress.
1977-1980 - Became Governor of Maharashtra.
1980-1982 - Became Governor of Tamil Nadu.
1985 - Became Chairman of the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya Samiti.
1990 - Became Chairman of the Gandhi National Memorial Fund, Chairman Sardar Patel Memorial Trust and Council for Communal Harmony.
1992-1996 - Elected as Chairman Rajghat Samadhi Committee in New Delhi.
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