Fouzia Khan

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Fouzia Tahseen Khan
फ़ौज़िया तहसीन ख़ान
Maharashtra Legislative Council
In office
2002-2008, 2008-2014
Constituency Nominated (twice)
Personal details
Born (1957-02-19) 19 February 1957 (age 60)
Political party Nationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s) Tahseen Ahmed Khan
Children 1 Son, 1 Daughter
Residence Parbhani
Education M.A., M.Phil., PhD.
Occupation Agriculture/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 fighting the election for the post of President of Municipal Council .[citation needed]


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.


  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. (2009-11-08). Retrieved on 2012-06-26.
  7. ^ Land donated by MLC for Urdu University. (2008-10-12). Retrieved on 2012-06-26.
  8. ^ AMU team inspects sites for Maharashtra campus. (2011-10-29). Retrieved on 2012-06-26.
  9. ^ AMU Announces Its Choice Of Land For Its Center In Maharashtra State. (2011-11-04). Retrieved on 2012-06-26.