|Minister of state for External Affairs|
29 April 1938 |
|Political party||Indian Union Muslim League|
|Spouse(s)||Late Zuhara Ahamed|
|Children||2 sons and 1 daughter|
|As of January 19, 2011|
E. Ahamed (born 29 April 1938) is Minister of State for External Affairs of India . He represents the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala and is a member of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML). He is also the President of the All India Committee of the IUML.
Born on April 29, 1938 in Kannur (Kerala) Mr. E. Ahamed had his education in Government Brennen College, Tellichery and Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram from where he completed his B.A. and B.L. degrees. He started his career as a Lawyer.
Mr. Ahamed was a Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly consecutively for 5 terms from 1967 to 1991. From 1982 to 1987 he was Cabinet Minister in Kerala in charge of the Department of Industry. He was elected to the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) for the first time in 1991. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in all subsequent elections. Mr. Ahamed is representing Ponnani constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha (fifth term). He was a member of several high-level governmental delegations and Parliamentary Committees during this period. He was a member of the Indian delegation to the UN General Assembly consecutively for six years from 1992 to 1997. From 2004 to 2009, he was the union minister of states for the Ministry of External Affairs.In the 2nd UPA govt Ahamed was the Minister of state for railway affairs,after a one year office Prime minister decided to reshuffle his cabinet later ahamed was given the Minister of state for external affairs.Mr. Ahamed is associated with several educational, cultural and social institutions. He is the author of three books.
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