Mian Bashir Ahmed
Mian Bashir Ahmed
|Constituency||Jammu and Kashmir|
Jammu and Kashmir
|Residence||Jammu and Kashmir|
Early life and family
He was born in November 1923 in Kashmir. His native name is "Sajjada-Nasheen Zayaarat Baba Jee Sahib Laarvi", his father Mian Nizam Din Laarvi and his grandfather Baba Jee Sahib Laaravi were also religious personalities in Kashmir. They buried in Wanghat, Kashmir. He has two sons Mian Sarfraz Ahmed and Mian Altaf Ahmed. Mian Altaf Ahmed has been serving as Minister of Forestry, Ecology and Environment in Jammu and Kashmir. He has been a Cabinet minister in Jammu and Kashmir.
While on a pilgrimage to his ancestral (Sufi) saint's mausoleum in Hazara, Pakistan during the period of General Zia-ul-Haq, he was followed by a large group of people. Pakistani officials, in the wake of his political influence on the Indian side of Jammu and Kashmir considered it a security risk and the Pakistani army was deployed. He was not allowed to go to his mausoleum and this was His reason of quitting Politics.
He has been elected four times to the State Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir. He was closely associated with Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah, Mir Qasim and Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, he was a minister in their cabinets. He has been closely associated with various top leaders in India including Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah and Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad.
Mian Bashir Ahmed represented the country in the United Nations to argue for peace in Kashmir. He has headed Indian delegations to international forums.
During the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pakistan Wars he worked for peace and prosperity of the State and helped rehabilitate people in the tribal and border belts of Jammu and Kashmir. During the course of the ongoing insurgency since 1989 he has worked to eradicate misconceptions between various communities.
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