Fouzia Khan

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Fauzia Tahseen Khan
Minister of state in Government of Maharashtra
In office
2009–2014
Maharashtra Legislative Council
In office
21 February 2002 – 20 February 2008
ConstituencyNominated
In office
2008–2014
ConstituencyElected by MLAs
Personal details
Born (1957-02-19) 19 February 1957 (age 62)
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Political partyNationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s)Tahseen Ahmed Khan
Children1 Son, 1 Daughter
ResidenceParbhani, Maharashtra, India
EducationM.A., M.Phil., PhD.
OccupationAgriculture/Educationist

Fouzia Tahseen Khan also known as Fouzia Khan is an Indian politician of the Nationalist Congress Party and National president of Nationalist Mahila Congress (NCP's Women's wing),[1] an Ex-Minister of State of Government of Maharashtra in India. She was two time M.L.C. i.e. member of Legislative Council the upper house of Maharashtra Legislature.[2][3] Convent educated Mrs khan is the first Muslim lady in the state who had been served as minister in the Maharashtra government and widely regarded as an educated woman face of the party.[4]

Portfolio held[edit]

She was minister of state (junior minister) with portfolios for School Education, Women & Child Development, Cultural Affairs, General Administration, Information & Public Relations, Minorities Development (including Aukaf), and Protocol.[5]

Political profile[edit]

Fauzia Khan belongs Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of Sharad Pawar.She has been two times Nominated as member of legislative council of Maharashtra. Her paternal home is Aurangabad, Maharashtra. She moved to Parbhani after marriage where she started her political career by contesting the election for the post of President of Parbhani Municipal Council .[citation needed]

Contributions[edit]

Fauzia Khan heads the Federation of All Maharashtra Minority Education Organisation (FAME) and runs several educational institutions in Parbhani.[6]
In the year 2008 she donated 5 acres of land to develop off-campus educational complex by Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) at Aurangabad.[7]
As a minister in Govt. of Maharashtra she was instrumental in identifying a 332-acre site for Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Maharashtra Center at Khuldabad near Aurangabad.[8][9]

As she is professor too she has done so many social welfare activities related to women.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Ministers in Government of Maharashtra
  3. ^ List of Members of Maharashtra Legislative Council. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2012-06-26.
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Portfolio of Ministers in Government of Maharashtra.
  6. ^ First Muslim lady in cabinet in Maharashtra. Ummid.com (2009-11-08). Retrieved on 2012-06-26.
  7. ^ Land donated by MLC for Urdu University. Hindu.com (2008-10-12). Retrieved on 2012-06-26.
  8. ^ AMU team inspects sites for Maharashtra campus. Twocircles.net (2011-10-29). Retrieved on 2012-06-26.
  9. ^ AMU Announces Its Choice Of Land For Its Center In Maharashtra State. Myamu.in (2011-11-04). Retrieved on 2012-06-26.