Mahboob Zahedi

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Mahboob Zahedi
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Katwa
In office
Preceded by Saifuddin Choudhury
Succeeded by Abu Ayesh Mondal
Constituency Katwa
In office
Preceded by Syed Md. Masih
Succeeded by Subhas Mondal
Constituency Bhatar
Minister for Animal Resource Development, Minority Affairs, Haj and Wakf
Government of West Bengal
In office
Personal details
Born (1929-02-02)2 February 1929
Suri, West Bengal
Died 8 April 2006
New Delhi
Political party CPI(M)
Spouse(s) Mussammat Hamida Zahedi
Children 2 sons
Residence Burdwan
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Mahboob Zahedi (2 February 1929 – 8 April 2006) was an Indian politician who represented the Katwa (Lok Sabha constituency) in West Bengal from 1996 till his death in 2006.

A former soldier of Indian National Army, he had fought British forces under the leadership of Shahnawaz Khan. Besides being a leading organiser of the peasantry in West Bengal, he was also associated with the Left cultural movement and the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA).[1]

He was Savadhipati, Zilla Parishad, Bardhaman from 1976-91. He was a member or of West Bengal legislative assembly in 1991, representing Bhatar constituency. During the period he was minister, Animal Resource Development, Minority Affairs, Haj and Wakf, Government of West Bengal, During his term as MP he was member of several parliamentary committees.[2]


  1. ^ "Mehboob Zahedi passes away". Chennai, India: The Hindu, 9 April 2006. 9 April 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Zahedi, Shei Mahboob". Biographical Sketch, Member of Parliament, 14 th Lok Sabha West Bengal. Lok Sabha Secretariat. Archived from the original on 15 June 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-19.