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159. Arif Mohammad Khan

Father's Name       Shri Ashfaq Mohammad Khan              

Date of Birth       18 November 1951

Place of Birth      Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh)                      

Marital Status     Married on 14 October 1977

Spouse's Name      Smt. Sayyada Reshma Arif               

Children           Two sons

Educational Qualifications

               B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.

               Educated at Jamia Millia School, Delhi, G.S. Inter College
               Narsena, Bulandshahr, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and
               Shia College, Lucknow University, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)


                Agriculturist, Lawyer

Permanent Address

               (Uttar Pradesh)

Present Address

B-10, Mayfair Garden,
New Delhi-110016

Tels. (011) 6866514, 6859826                      

Positions Held

1977-80         Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
                Member, Library Committee
                Deputy Minister, Excise, Prohibition and Muslim
                Wakf, Uttar Pradesh

1978-82         Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee
                (Indira) [A.I.C.C.(I)]

1980-84         Elected to 7th Lok Sabha

1980-82         Member, Committee on Public Undertakings

1982-83         Union Deputy Minister, Information and Broadcasting

1983-84         Union Minister of State, Agriculture

1984-89         Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1984            Union Minister of State, Energy

1984-85         Union Minister of State, Industry and Company

1985            Union Minister of State, Home Affairs

1985-86         Union Minister of State, Energy
                (Department of Power)

1989-91         Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1989-90         Union Cabinet Minister, Energy with additional
                charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation

1998            Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)

1998-99         Member, Committee on External Affairs   and
        its Sub-Committee-II

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
Home Affairs

Social and Cultural Activities

Actively involved in the promotion of education and the
anti-dowry campaign

Special Interests

Rehabilitation of the physically handicapped persons

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Reading and writing

Sports and Clubs

Cricket and badminton; Member, (i) Gymkhana Club, New Delhi;
and (ii) India International Centre, New Delhi

Countries Visited

Widely travelled; led Indian Delegation to (i) Non-aligned
Information Ministers Conference, 1982; and (ii) World
Economic Forum, Switzerland, February, 1990; and Member,
Indian Parliamentary Delegation, 100th IPU Conference,
Moscow, 1998

Other Information

President, Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union,
1972-73; General Secretary, Aligarh Muslim University
Students' Union, 1971-72; Founder, Samarpan, Centre for the
rehabilitation of physically disabled persons; Member,
(i) Centreal Advisory Council of Posts and Telegraphs;
(ii) Kendriya Hindi Samiti; and (iii) Central Committee of
Tuberculosis Association of India, 1998-99; associated with,
(i) Janata Party, Uttar Pradesh, 1977-80; (ii) Indian
National Congress (Indira); and (iii) Janata Dal, Uttar
Pradesh, 1986-91

Source :

Arif Mohammad Khan (born 1951 in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh) is a former Indian Union minister. He is currently a leader of Bahujan Samaj Party.

Early Life and education

Arif Mohammad Khan was born in 1951 in Bulandshahr and was educated at Jamia Millia School, Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and Shia College, Lucknow University. He was the General Secretary, Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union from 1971 to 1972 and its President from 1972 to 1973.

 Political career

Khan joined the Indian National Congress and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1980 and 1984. In 1986, he quit the Indian National Congress due to differences over the passage of Muslim Personal Law Bill which was piloted by Rajiv Gandhi in the Lok Sabha.
Khan joined the Janata Dal and was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1989. He left the Janata Dal to join the Bahujan Samaj Party and again entered the Lok Sabha in 1998. Khan held ministerial responsibilities from 1984 to 1990.

Source : Wikipedia

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