Mohammad Shafi Qureshi

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Mohammad Shafi Qureshi
Union deputy Minister of Commerce
In office
28 January 1966 – 14 February 1969
Union Deputy Minister for Steel & Heavy Engineering
In office
15 February 1969 – 2 May 1971
Union Deputy Minister for Railways
In office
10 October 1974 – March 1977
Governor of Bihar
In office
19 March 1991 – 13 August 1993
Governor of Madhya Pradesh
In office
24 June 1993 – 21 April 1998
Personal details
Born(1929-11-24)24 November 1929
Died28 August 2016(2016-08-28) (aged 86)
New Delhi

Mohammad Shafi Qureshi (24 November 1929 – 28 August 2016) was a prominent Indian politician and statesman from Kashmir and the founder of the Congress Party in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.[1] He was born on 24 November 1929 in Kashmir to contractor Haji Mohammad Amin Abbasi was the first transporter of Union Council Birote, near Kohala Bridge District Abbottabad, Pakistan before 1947. He has served in various capacities in his long and very active political career.He was elected to Rajya Sabah from Jammu and Kashmir in 1965 and later elected to Lok Sabha from Anantnag in 1971 and 1977 elections.[2] He was the Union Deputy Minister of Commerce from 28 January 1966 to 14 February 1969, Union Deputy Minister for Steel & Heavy Engineering from 15 February 1969 to 2 May 1971, Union Deputy Minister for Railways from 10 October 1974 to March 1977, Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation (31-7-79).[2] He held the post of Governor of Bihar on 19 March 1991 to 13 August 1993 and was sworn in as Governor of Madhya Pradesh on 24 June 93,[2] sworn in as Governor of Uttar Pradesh on 3 May 1996 to 19 July 1996.[2]

He was the secretary of the Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University#Law Society in the year 1953.[2]

He was till recently the Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities from 3 September 2007 with the rank of Cabinet Minister till Wajahat Habibullah took over.

He died on 28 August 2016 in Delhi's Batra hospital. Jammu and Kashmir's chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Governor N.N Vohra condoled his death.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former Union Minister Shafi Qureshi passes away". State Times. Jammu. 29 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "About Shri Mohammad Shafi Quresi". Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 8 August 2011.