Zafar Saifullah

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Zafar Saifullah (c. 1936 – 25 July 2014) was the only Muslim to be appointed Cabinet Secretary of the Government of India from 1993 to 1994.[1][2] He belonged to the Karnataka cadre of Indian Administrative Service officers.[3][4] Prior to his role as Cabinet Secretary, he held a variety of positions including that of Member Secretary of the Minorities Commission of India,[4] Advisor to the Governor of Haryana,[5] Secretary of Rural Development, Government of Karnataka,[6] among others.[7]

In 2008, Saifullah edited and published a book, Sulaimanis – Lives Less Ordinary. The book was released by the Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari.[8]

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  1. ^ http://www.newkerala.com/news/2014/fullnews-86118.html#.U9kYLYBdXeV
  2. ^ Sengupta, Roshni (2008). "Muslims on television". In Nalin Mehta. New York, NY: Routledge. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-415-44759-1. OCLC 166382959 http://books.google.com/books?id=LfQdZBH8UZYC&lpg=PT102&dq=%22Zafar%20Saifullah%22&pg=PT102#v=onepage&q=%22Zafar%20Saifullah%22&f=false.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Smaller states: Does size matter?". Rediff. October 2, 1998. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Mahmood, Tahir (2001). Minorities Commission : minor role in major affairs. New Delhi: Pharos Media & Pub. pp. 56, 82. ISBN 978-81-7221-018-2. OCLC 48508180. 
  5. ^ "Data India". New Delhi: Press Trust of India. p. 35. ISSN 0377-6832. OCLC 1797778. 
  6. ^ "Karnataka". India Today (Delhi: Living Media) 6. 1981. ISSN 1544-6689. OCLC 40894687. 
  7. ^ "Saifullah, Zafar: Brief Biography". Reuters. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Vice President Releases a Book 'Sulaimanis -Lives Less Ordinary'". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. September 1, 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2010.