Birth : 1903
Education: B.A., LL.B., MA, School name : Zila School, Purnea, M.A.O. Collegiate School, Aligarh and Aligarh Muslim University.
Address: Village Majgawan, District Purnea, Bihar,
Father's Name : Shri Mohammad Taha
Address: Village Majgawan, near Bara Idgah, District Purnea, Bihar,
Lawyer; previously associated with Muslim League;
Elected Member, District Board, Purnea, 1930;
Vice-Chairman, Sadar Local Board,
1933—39 and its Chairman till 1941;
Vice-Chairman, Purnea District Board, 1941—45;
Elected to Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1937, 1946 and 1952;
(i) Constituent Assembly, 1946—50,
(ii) Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62 and
(iii) Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67 Kishanganj (Purnea).
Social activities—Opening.—Opening of educational institutions.
Hobbies.—Football, tennis and shooting.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading—Reading and shooting.
Special interests.—Study—Study of religion.
Travels abroad —Saudi—Saudi Arabia.
Education : B.A., B.L.,
Father's Name : Shri Zillur Rahman;
Birth place : Chandardai Village, Purnea District, November 30, 1930;
Education at : Zila School, Purnea, B. N. College, Patna and Law College, Patna and Patna University;
mother's name : Smt. Noorun Nisa,
1948; Agriculturist and Advocate; was arrested and jailed for about a month for leading a demonstration against the expulsion of Smt. Indira Gandhi from the membership of Lok Sabha and her arrest; Assistant Public Prosecutor, District Purnea,
1967-71; Secretary, Minority Cell, A.I.C.C., New Delhi,
1974-76; Member, (i) 20-Point Programme Committee of the State of Bihar,
1980-82, (ii) District 20-Point Economic Programme Committee,
1980-84; Secretary, Bazme Adab, B. N. College, Patna,
1948-50; General Secretary, (i) Araria Public Library, Araria,
1956-58, (ii) Anjuman Tarraqqi-e-Urdu, Purnea,
1962-64 and (iii) Anjuman Islamia, Purnea,
1969-71; Assistant Secretary, Bar-Association, Purnea,
1956-58; Joint Secretary, Bar-Association, Purnea,
1962-64; Member, (i) Aligarh Muslim University Court,
1971-72 and (ii) Managing Committee Azad Academy, Araria, District Purnea; Member, Fifth Lok Sabha, Kishanganj
1971-77 and Seventh Lok Sabha, Kishanganj
1980-84; Member, (i) Congress Parliamentary Party Executive Committee,
1971-77, (ii) Estimates Committee, (iii) Committee on Subordinate Legislation, (iv) Committee on Children's Adoption Bill, (v) Public Accounts Committee,
1982-84 and (vi) Joint Committee on Office of Profit,
1980-84; Member, Consultative Committee;
Ministries of (i) Information and Broadcasting,
1971-77, (ii) Law, Justice and Company Affairs,
1981-82 and (iii) Home Affairs,
1983-84 and (iv) Ministry of Petroleum,
1985; Member, (i) Central Waqf Council and (ii) Delegation of South East Asian Friendship Society to Moscow and East Germany, 1972.
Special activities: Organisation of the unorganised weaker sections of society and encouraging the spread of education amongst the illiterates; helped in the establishment of Millat High School at Sarveli, Bara Idgah P.S. Amour, District Purnea and construction of Harijan Upper Primary School Building in (i) Kishanganj, (ii) Ghat Burdwan Toti and (iii) Juljuli; upliftment of the downtrodden and improving the conditions of havenots; donated land to Harijans and landless under Bhoodan Movement.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Participation in and organisation of stage dramas and sports.
Special interests: Social Welfare, national integration and foreign relations.
Sports and clubs: Table Tennis, Volley-ball and Badminton.
Travels abroad: Saudi Arabia (performed Haj, 1968 and 1983), U.S.S.R., East Germany, West Germany, Switzerland, France, U.K. and Lebanon.
Permanent address: Chandardai Village and P.O., via Araria P.S. Purnea District, Bihar.
A self made man of awesome personality~ Born on November 19, 1921at Kharayia Basti adjacent to Araria town, Advocate by profession, Social worker by interest, Founding member of various Educational Institutions like Araria Azad Academy, Araria College, Alshams Millia College etcetera. Fondly called as "Gandhi of Araria" due to his sweet nature, friendly behavior, simple living style and staunch supporter of secularism and non-voilence principle. Above all, a Gentleman Politician and popular Public Figure with constructive thoughts and progressive visions, Who never remained a Publicity seeker.
Recognizing his popularity among the people, command over the general mass and impressed by the Role played by him time to time for maintaining Communal Harmony in the society, the then South Indian Civil SDO of Araria remarked about him in the Official Confidential Report ~ "He is an Asset to the Society of Araria".
The above described Life Sketch is of my late father, Haleemuddin Ahmed, Sixth Lok Sabha Member of Parliament(MP) from Kishanganj-Bihar, Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA) from Araria-Bihar.
He was one of the only two Muslim MPs elected from Bihar as a candidate of the "Congress For Democracy" Party, which later merged with the "Janata" Party to form the government. Despite being a first timer, considering his professional, social and political experiences he was nominated as Member of several powerful and prestigious Parliamentary Committees like Estimate Committee, Privileges Committee, Public Accounts Committee. He was proud of being one of the members of Privileges Committee which after a Trial passed the historical imprisonment order against Former Prime Minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi for the Emergency excesses. His well documented bold speech in Lok Sabha of Parliament for the restoration of minority character status of Aligarh Muslim University was another example of memorable performance. As a Congress MLA from Araria, his greatest achievement was to get Araria declared as a separate 'District' by the then Congress Government led by Chief Minister Dr.Jagannath Mishra on 14th January 1990 and he got the honour of presiding over the inaugural Function held in Civil S.D.O, Court campus.
All these Facts can be verified from the Official documents, records, proceedings of Parliament and Assembly as well as Press reports published in News papers during the concerned periods of time !!
Source : Dr Shamshad Ahmad
Father's Name : Late Shri Amjad Ali
Mother's Name : Late Smt. Biwi Sabujan
Date of Birth04 Jan 1943
Place of BirthSisauna, Distt. Araria, Bihar
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage01 Feb 1949
Spouse's Name Smt. Akhtari Begam
No. of Sons : 3
No.of Daughters : 2
Qualifications : Maulvi (equivalent to B.A.)
Profession Agriculturist, Trade Unionist, Social Worker
Permanent Address : Vill. Sisauna, Jokihat,Distt. Araria, Bihar
Tel : (06453) 222786, 09472244267 (M)
23, Balwant Rai Mehta Lane,New Delhi-110001Tel : (011) 23384042, 09472244267 (M)
1959 Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat, Sisauna
1964 Mukhiya, Gram Panchyat, Sisauna, Jokihat
1969-89, 1995-96 and 2002-2004Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly (Eight Terms)
1977-80 Parliamentary Secretary, Government of Bihar
1985-1989 Vice President, Janata Party, Bihar
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989-91 Member, Committee on Public Accounts
1989-97 Member, National Council, Janata Dal
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)June-July
1996 Union Minister of State, Home Affairs
1996-98 Member, Standing Committee for Home AffairsMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home AffairsMember, Parliamentary Committee on Wakf BoardGeneral Secretary, Rashtriya Janata Dal
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99 Member, Standing Committee on RailwaysMember, Railway Convention Committee Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
February 2000 Member, Bihar Legislatiev Assembly
2000-2004 Minister, Housing, Government of Bihar
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)May
2004 - 2009 Union Minister of State, Agriculture and Consumer affairs, Food & Public DistributionMay,
2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (5th term)1 Sep.
2014 onwardsMember, Committee on Government AssurancesMember, Standing Committee on Chemicals and FertilizersMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation29 Jan.
2015 onwardsMember, General Purposes Committee
(i) Seemanchal Kyon ?
(ii) Seemanchal Bulletin and
(iii) Bihar Kishore Social And Cultural ActivitiesLed the literacy movement for spreading education in the villages of Bihar, especially Seemanchal;
Established a number of educational institutions, viz. High School at Jokihat, Udahat, Malharia Hat, Araria College, Women`s College, Millia College, Peoples College, Araria, Kishan College, Jokihat and Nashter High school Bara Idgah, Purnea.
Special Interests : Manavdarpan, gardening, politics, culture and literacy, overall rural development, maintaining harmony, social justice, equality; health education; and land cropshures;
Organised mass movement under the banner of Samajvadi and Kranti Morcha for poverty alleviation for restoration of the rights of the land of crop-shares and against corruption
Favourite Pastime and Recreation : Drama and qawwali Sports and ClubsFootball, Kabaddi
Countries Visited : Indonesia and Malaysia; as member of High-level Committee of Government of India;
Visited Jeddah, Mecca and Madina (Saudi Arabia) as a Member of Haj Committee, Government of India Other InformationJoined politics in 1957;
Held various posts as a socialist worker till 1964; after the split in Congress Party, joined Congress under the leadership of Shri Ashok Mehta; remained actively associated with the Congress Organisation and served it as Divisional (Mandal) President; joined Co-operative movement in 1960; Chairman, Jokihat Vyapar Mandal;
Member, (i) Socialist Party, 1957-64; (ii) Congress Party,1964-72; (iii) J.P. Movement, 1974; (iv) Janata Party, 1977-80; (v) Lok Dal, 1980-85; (vi) Board of Directors, Central Cooperative Bank, Purnea, 1960-69; and (vii) Board of Directors, Indian Institute of Mines, Dhanbad; Representative Member, Biscomaun and State Cooperative Bank; and imprisoned several times since 1957 for political agitations.
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