M. O. H. Farook

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M. O. Hassan Farook Maricar
எம். ஓ. ஹாசன் பாரூக் மரைக்காயர்
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Pondicherry
In office
1991–1998
Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao,
Atal Bihari Vajpayee,
Deve Gowda,
I. K. Gujral,
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded by P. Shanmugam
Succeeded by S. Arumugam
In office
1999–2004
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded by S. Arumugam
Succeeded by M. Ramadass
Chief Minister of Pondicherry
In office
9 April 1967 – 6 March 1968
Governor S. L. Silam,
B. D. Jatti
Preceded by V. Venkatasubha Reddiar
Succeeded by V. Venkatasubha Reddiar
In office
17 March 1969 – 3 January 1974
Governor B. D. Jatti,
Chhedilal
Preceded by Governor's rule
Succeeded by Subramanyan Ramaswamy
In office
16 March 1985 – 19 January 1989
Governor Tribhuvan Prasad Tiwary,
Ranjit Singh Dyal
Preceded by Governor's rule
Succeeded by Governor's rule
Governor of Jharkhand
In office
22 January 2010 – 4 September 2011[1]
Preceded by Kateekal Sankaranarayanan
Succeeded by Syed Ahmed
Governor of Kerala
In office
8 September 2011 – 26 January 2012
Preceded by R. S. Gavai
Succeeded by Hansraj Bhardwaj
Personal details
Born 6 September 1937
Pondicherry, French India
Died 26 January 2012(2012-01-26) (aged 74)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Profession Politician
Religion Islam

M. O. Hasan Farook Maricar (Tamil: எம். ஓ. ஹாசன் பாரூக் மரைக்காயர்; 6 September 1937 – 26 January 2012) was a three-time Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Pondicherry. He was the youngest chief minister of any state of India. He served from 9 April 1967 to 6 March 1968 and 17 March 1969 to 3 January 1974 and from 1985 to 1990[2] He was thrice elected to the Lok Sabha from Pondicherry in 1991, 1996 and 1999 and served as a Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism during June 1991 – December 1992. He participated in the struggle for liberation of Pondicherry as a student, during 1953–54 when Pondicherry was a French colony and served as a Member of the Central Haj Committee in Mumbai from 1975 to 2000.[3] He was appointed as the Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in September 2004.[4]

Farook was appointed as Governor of Jharkhand in 2010[5] and of Kerala in 2011.[6][7]

He died in office on 26 January 2012 at 9:10 pm at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, due to multiple myeloma and kidney and other ailments. He is the second governor who died in office, after Sikander Bakht, and is the shortest-served governor of Kerala.[8][9] He was hospitalised for more than a month, and his condition deteriorated in the days preceding his death. As he was near death, additional charge was given to Karnataka Govenor H. R. Bharadwaj. In his absence, the flag hoisting ceremony of Republic Day of India in Thiruvananthapuram was conducted by the then Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy. He was buried with full state honours at Puducherry Juma Masjid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New governor to take oath today". The Times of India. 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  2. ^ "States of India since 1947 – Pondicherry (Puducherry)". 
  3. ^ Farooq, Cgi Jeddah
  4. ^ http://www.indianembassy.org.sa/Ambassadors.html
  5. ^ Governor of Jharkhand, Rediff 16 January 2010
  6. ^ M.O.H Farooq to be new Kerala Governor, Asianet India 25 August 2011
  7. ^ "K Rosaiah, Ram Naresh Yadav named governors". The Times of India. 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  8. ^ "Kerala Governor MOH Farook dies in Chennai". Daily Bhaskar. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Thirteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile – SHRI M.O.H. Farook". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
Government offices
Preceded by
V. Venkatasubha Reddiar
Chief Minister of Pondicherry
9 April 1967 – 6 March 1968
Succeeded by
V. Venkatasubha Reddiar
Preceded by
President's rule
Chief Minister of Pondicherry
17 March 1969 – 3 January 1974
Succeeded by
Subramanyan Ramaswamy
Preceded by
President's rule
Chief Minister of Pondicherry
16 March 1985 – 19 January 1989
Succeeded by
President's rule
Preceded by
Kateekal Sankaranarayanan
Governor of Jharkhand
22 January 2010 – 4 September 2011
Succeeded by
Syed Ahmed
Preceded by
R.S. Gavai
Governor of Kerala
8 September 2011 – 26 January 2012
Succeeded by
Hansraj Bhardwaj