|Preceded by||[Raj Kumar Purbe]|
|Succeeded by||[Sitaram Yadav]|
2 January 1956 |
Umgaon, Madhubani, Bihar
|Parents||Shakoor Ahmad, Hajra Khatoon|
|Alma mater||S.K. Medical College, Muzaffarpur Bihar|
|As of September 26, 2006|
Ahmad was born to Shakoor Ahmad and Hajra Khatoon in Umgaon, Madhubani, Bihar. He is an M.B.B.S. from S.K. Medical College in Muzaffarpur. His father and his grandfather, the late Ahmad Ghafoor were freedom fighters as well as Congress MLAs. His father was a Congress MLA for five terms since 1952, and his grandfather was a Congress MLA in 1937.
Ahmad was first elected as MLA in 1985, and thereafter in 1990 and 2000. He was elected to Lok Sabha in 1998 and again in 2004. He is also a general secretary of the Indian National Congress Party.He served as Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Health in Bihar Government led by Rabri Devi. He was Minister of State in the Ministry of Communication & IT and Ministry of Home Affairs in the first Government of India, headed by Dr Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister and formed in 2004. In March 2011, he was appointed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi as Party-In-Charge for the states of Jharkhand and West Bengal.
In June 2013, he was promoted as a member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and was put in charge of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, as the National General Secretary.
- "Biographical Sketch - Member of Parliament - XII Lok Sabha". parliamentofindia.nic.in. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013.
- "Sixteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 5 August 2014.