Mumtaz Begum (politician)

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Mumtaz Begum (born 1956) is a former mayor of Bangalore, India. She was Bangalore's

  • first Muslim mayor,
  • fourth woman mayor,
  • 43rd mayor and was elected on 30 November 2005.

She had been elected as a corporator of the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP)thrice. She represented Shivajinagar Ward, which was part of British Cantonment during the colonial rule. A member of the Indian National Congress party, she was elected as a deputy mayor of Bangalore City Corporation in 1984, when she contested as a candidate of the Janata Party platform.[1]

Political career[edit]

Mumtaz Begum was in Janatha Party when she got elected as Corporator for the first time in 1984 and elected as Deputy Mayor in 1984.[1] Thereafter she migrated to the Congress party in 1988 and got elected as Corporator for the second time in 1990.[1]

Posts Held[edit]

  • 1984 : Deputy Mayor, Bangalore [1]
  • 1991-95 : General Secretary, Ladies Wing, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee[2]
  • 1993-97 : President, Block Congress Committee, Shivajinagar, Bangalore[2]
  • 1995-97 : General Secretary, Bangalore City District Congress Committee[2]
  • 1997-2002 : General Secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee[2]
  • 2001 : Chairperson, Standing Committee on Appeals[1]
  • 2003 : Member, Standing Committee on Education and Social Justice[1]
  • 2002-2005 : Executive Committee Member, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee[2]
  • 2005-2006: Mayor, Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP)

World Mayor nominee[edit]

Mumtaz Begum was in the list of finalists for World Mayor title of 2006, conducted once in two years by City Mayors Foundation, London.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Mumtaz Begum elected Mayor". The Hindu. India. 30 November 2005. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e kashif (24 June 2006). "Mumtaz Begum (1956- ):Politics". New Delhi: network. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Mayors, Mayors (2006). "Comments in support of Mumtaz Begum". London: City Mayors Foundation. Retrieved 11 August 2012.