Mohammed Fazal

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Mohammed Fazal (born July 2, 1922) was the Governor of Maharashtra from October 10, 2002 to December 5, 2004.

He is known for his controversial suggestion to the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Sushilkumar Shinde to legalise prostitution.

Born in a well-known zamindar's (landlord's) family, he studied at the Allahabad University and later at the London School of Economics at the University of London.

In 1977, he was appointed the Secretary of Industrial Development, Government of India. He served the Planning Commission as its senior-most member from April 1980 till his resignation in January 1985. Thereafter, Mr. Fazal was the founding chairperson of Hughes & Hughes Chem Ltd.

In 1999, he was appointed the Governor of Goa a post he held until he was appointed as Governor of Maharashtra.

His grandson Ali Fazal is an actor who is known for his performances in films like 3 idiots and fukray. He passed away on 5 September 2014 at his residence in Abu Bakrpur in Allahabad. He was 92 years old suffering from low blood pressure and congestion in the chest and also suffered from short term memory loss. He was the governor of Goa and congress party activist .

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