Abdul Ghafoor (politician)

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Abdul Ghafoor (1918 – 10 July 2004) was chief minister of the Indian state of Bihar[1] from July 1973 to April 1975.[2] and served as cabinet minister in Rajeev Gandhi's ministry. He was born in a small village of Gopalganj district, Sareya Akhteryar, in a humble farm family. Having completed his initial education from the district, he moved to Patna and subsequently to Aligarh for higher education. He participated actively in freedom struggles and served jail terms.

He died in Patna on 10 July 2004. His political legacy is being carried forward by Asif Ghafoor, his grandson. Asif Ghafoor is member of AICC and General Secretary of Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee, contested the 2010 Bihar Assembly election from Barauli constituency in Gopalganj district of Bihar as Indian National Congress nominee.

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  1. ^ Paswan's Muslim CM issue impractical: Cong, ExpressIndia.com, accessed March 2009
  2. ^ Chief Minister list, cm.bih.nic.in, accessed March 2009
Preceded by
Kedar Pandey
Chief Minister of Bihar
Succeeded by
Jagannath Mishra