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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha


Constituency : Ponnani ( Kerala )

Party : Muslim League Kerala State Committee (MLKSC)
E-Mail :

Father’s Name Late Shri Abdul Khader Haji
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Nafeesa Beevi
Date of Birth 29 April 1938
Place of Birth Kannur (Kerala)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 14 May 1961
Spouse’s Name Late Smt. Zuhara Ahamed
No. of Sons 2
No. of Daughters 1
Educational Qualifications B.A., B.L.
Educated at Government Brennen College, Tellicherry and Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
Profession Lawyer , Advocate , Political & Social Worker
Permanent Address Sitara, Thana,
Kannur - 670 012 (Kerala)
(0497) 2706713,2769560

Present Address 9, Teen Murti Marg,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels. (011) 23017051, 23017052
Fax. (011)23013800

Positions Held
1967-91 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly (Five terms consecutively)
1981-83 Chairman, Municipal Council, Kannur, Kerala
1982-87 Cabinet Minister, Industry, Govt. of Kerala
1987-91 Chairman, Committee on Government Assurances, Kerala Legislative Assembly
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1992-94 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
1993-94 Chairman, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
1993 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism

Special Permanent Members, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
1994-96 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1995 onwards General-Secretary, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML)
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

Chairman, Committee on Government Assurances

Member, Committee on Railways
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

Chairman, Committee on Government Assurances

Member, Committee on External Affairs

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)

Chairman, Joint Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex

Member, Committee on Government Assurances

Member, Committee on External Affairs

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation

Member, Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Parliament
2003 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Pesticide residues in safety standards for soft drinks, fruit juice and other beverages
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 5th term)
23 May 2004- onwards Union Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs
Books Published
(i) One Foreign Journey and Numerous Memories; (ii) A Story of Renaissance of Indian Muslims; and (iii) The Leaders I know (in Malayalam)
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Executive Director, Chandrika, Daily & Weekly; also contributes articles to journals

Social And Cultural Activities
Associated with several educational, cultural and social institutions
Special Interests
Promotion of education, establishing schools and institutions

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading,writing and music

Sports and Clubs
Football and cricket

Countries Visited
Widely travelled; led the Indian delegation to, (i) Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Co-operation Ministerial Meeting at Colombo in August, 2004; (ii) Singing of Sudan Peace Agreement at Nairobi, in January, 2005; (iii) Small Island developing States meeting at Mauritius in January, 2005; (iv) Sudan Donors Conference at Oslo in April, 2005; (v) the Review Conference on Financing for Development at United Nations General Assembly in June, 2005; and (vi) The Regional Ministerial Meeting of Asia & Pacific on Millenium Development Goals at Jakarta in August, 2005; led the first Indian high level delegation to League of Arab States Summit at Algiers in March, 2005; led a high-level trade delegation of Government of India to Gulf countries, 1984; and served as Special Emissary of the then Prime Minister, Late Smt. Indira Gandhi and met Heads of States of the Gulf countries, 1984; represented India in UN General Assembly, 1992-97 (six years consecutively); Member, (i) Indian Delegation to World Social Summit, Copenhagen, 1995; (ii) Indian Parliamentary Delegations to various countries, 1994-2001; and Fact Finding Team Leader of Mina Fire Tragedy, Saudi Arabia, 1997; Represented Indian Parliament in Commonwealth Parliamentary Joint Colloquium, Buckingamshire, U.K in 1998; Member, Indian World Parliamentary Conference, Amman, Jordan, 2000; performed Holly Haj four times and Holy Umrah several times; led the Indian high level delegation as special emissary of Prime Minister to South Summit/G-77 Ministerial Conference at Doha, Qatar in June, 2005
Other Information
General Secretary, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML); President, (i) Kannur Deenul Islam Sabha, Regd., Kerala ; and (ii) Muslim Educational Foundation, Panur, Kannur, Kerala; Founder Chairman, Kerala State Rural Development Board, 1971-77; Executive Chairman, Kerala State Small Industries Development Corporation, 1979-80; Chairman, Crisis Management Group during Iraq hostage crisis in August-September, 2004; Treasurer, Kerala State Muslim League Committee, Member, (i) Executive Council, Aligarh Muslim University; (ii) Board of Directors, Periyaram Medical College, Kannur; (iii) Managing Committee, MEA Engineering College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala; (iv) Kerala State Wakf Board; and (v) Central Haj Committee, 2003



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