|Born||14 February 1931|
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State
|Died||29 September 2008|
|Political party||All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen|
Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi (February 14, 1931 - September 29, 2008) was an Indian politician from the city of Hyderabad. He served as the Member of Parliament from Hyderabad for six consecutive terms until stepping down in 2004 in favour of his elder son Asaduddin Owaisi. Akbaruddin Owaisi the second son of Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi is a member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the Chandrayangutta Assembly constituency. Abdul Wahed owaisi was the president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen till his death. In 1976, Salahuddin Owaisi took over the presidency of the Majlis after his father's death.
The Deccan College of Medical Sciences under the aegis of Dar-us-Salam Educational Trust, under the Chairmanship of ALHAJ SULTAN SALAHUDDIN OWAISI, EX. M.P., was started in the year 1984 with an intake of 100 seats in M.B;B.S. course. Keeping in view of the infrastructure facilities, state of the art equipment and highly qualified teaching staff, the intake capacity has been increased to 150 seats from Sept., 1995 with the permission of the Medical Council of India, New Delhi.
Salahuddin Owaisi, also known as “Salar-e-Millat” (commander of the community), has repeatedly alleged in his speeches that the Indian state has “abandoned” the Muslims to their fate. Therefore, “Muslims should stand on their own feet, rather than look to the State for help'’, he argues. Owaisi was considered to be the strongest person in Hyderabad politics as his power extended till the borders of Andhra Pradesh as Muslims in the State rally behind him and he was considered to be the man who can tilt the Muslim vote bank in Andhra pradesh to whichever Party he feels like. He is considered to be the most Prominent Muslim Leader in Hyderabad.
Political careerSultan Salahuddin Owaisi stepped into politics at a very early age and was active when his father was jailed.
Other rolesTo work for the economic development and educational advancement of the minorities; Owaisi established minority Engineering College, Medical College, Pharmacy, Degree College and Colleges for hospital management(www.dshm.co.in), MBA, MCA and Nursing, a Co-operative Bank, an Industrial Training Institute, and two Hospitals and Urdu Newspaper Etemaad; evinced keen interest in espousing the cause of promotion and protection of Urdu language, literature and culture.
- 1985-96—Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
- 1996-97—Member, Committee on Home Affairs
- 1996-97—Member, Committee on Industry
- 1996-97—Member, Committee on Finance
- 1998-99—Member, Committee on Defence and its Sub-Committee-I