K. M. Kader Mohideen

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K.M. Kader Mohideen
National President, IUML
Preceded by E. Ahamed
Personal details
Born (1940-01-05) 5 January 1940 (age 77)
Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Political party IUML
Spouse(s) Latheefa Begum
Children 3 sons, KMK Khalilur Rahman, KMK Habibur Rahman, KMK Fyzur Rahman
Residence Tiruchirapalli

K.M. Kader Mohideen (born 5 January 1940) is the National President of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) political party.[1][2] He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Vellore constituency of Tamil Nadu.[3]

Early life[edit]

He was born into a family engaged in leather business. Right from an early age he showed no interest to involve in the family business. On the other hand he had a desire for learning and education which pulled him away from the family vocation. While his kin went into the family business, he continued his studies all the way up to college education.

Mohideen graduated in M.A. (History) from the University of Madras. He also received a diploma in Arabic and Urdu.

As a student attracted by Quaid-e-Millat Mohamed Ismail Sahib, Mohideen worked for the student's wing of IUML and became the statewide organiser of Muslim Students Federation.


He began his career as a journalist and later became a college teacher. He worked as a professor of history in Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchirapalli. He was the head of the department and would have become the principal in the future had he continued in his profession. He quit his job and entered full-time political and social work. He contested the state assembly election as an IUML canditate and lost. He suffered a string of losses in the assembly elections and failed to become an MLA in the Tamil Nadu state legislature. He then contested and won the more prestigious Lok Sabha election and became a member of parliament (MP) in his maiden attempt. All his electoral losses were in his native Tiruchirapalli and while his victory came in Vellore. He won as a DMK candidate which formed an electoral alliance with the IUML party.

He was a member of the Senate at his alma mater University of Madras as well the Standing Committee at Bharathidasan University in the late 1970s.

He has published several books on comparative religion including Vazhum Neri (way of life) as well hundreds of poems in Tamil language. He was the editor of the fortnightly Tamil magazines such as Mubarak and Darul Quran.

He organised the Mohalla Jamaths Federation of Tamil Nadu.


In 2003, he became the member of Tamil Nadu Haj Committee The next year, he was appointed as a member of the Committee on Home Affairs as well as the Consultative Committee at the Ministry of Power. In early 2006, he became the member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf.


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