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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-cabinet secretary Zafar Saifullah is dead". New Kerala. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Sengupta, Roshni (30 May 2008). "Muslims on Television". In Nalin Mehta. Television in India: Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change. New York: Routledge. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-203-89559-7. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Smaller states: Does size matter?". Rediff. 2 October 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. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2010.