Qamar ul Islam

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Qamar ul Islam
Assumed office
Preceded by New Constituency
Constituency Gulbarga North
In office
Preceded by Mohammed Ali Mehtab Ali
Succeeded by S K Kanta
Constituency Gulbarga
In office
Preceded by S K Kanta
Succeeded by Kaiser Mahmood Maniyar
Constituency Gulbarga
In office
Preceded by Kaiser Mahmood Maniyar
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency Gulbarga
In office
Preceded by B.G. Jawali1
Succeeded by Basavaraj Patil Sedam
Constituency Gulbarga
Minister for Housing & Labour of Karnataka
In office
Constituency Gulbarga
Personal details
Born (1948-01-27) 27 January 1948 (age 69)
Karnataka, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Residence Gulbarga
Religion Islam

Qamar ul Islam (born 27 January 1948), generally referred as Qamar Sab, is an Indian politician who was former Member of Parliament. He served as the Cabinet Minister for Housing and Labour of Karnataka and is currently the MLA from Gulbarga-North constituency for the state of Karnataka.

Early life and education[edit]

Qamar ul Islam saab was born to Noorul Islam in Gulbarga. He completed his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga. He first stood elections in PDA and became the president of the students union, becoming the 1st and last Muslim student to hold the post of students union president in PDA College.

Political career[edit]

Qamar ul Islam is a 6 time MLA from the state of Karnataka. He started his political career in 1978 and was elected to Karnataka Legislative Assembly during the terms 1978-83,[1] 1989-1994,[2] 1994-96,[3] 1999-2004,[4] 2008-2013 [5] and 2013-2017. He was Member of Parliament from 1996–1998 and also the cabinet minister for Housing and Labour in the administration led by Chief Minister S.M. Krishna from October 1999 to May 2004 and he also served as cabinet minister for Municipal administration, Public Enterprises, Minority Development and waqf led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cabinet from May 2013 to June 2016.

Personal life[edit]

He is professionally an engineer, trader and industrialist, social worker, educationist and an avid sportsperson who enjoys cricket and table tennis during his leisure time. Qamar Ul Islam has also chaired numerous charitable trusts.

  • Hazrath Shaik Minhajuddin Ansari Kallerawan Charitable Trust, Running K.C.T. Engineering College, Polytechnic Colleges Gulbarga
  • Hyderabad Karnataka Urdu Front.
  • Meraj Noor Educational and Charitable trust running B.Ed, B. Pharma, D. Pharma & Nursing Colleges
  • Al Qamar Nursing College

Positions held[edit]

  • 1978-83 and 1989-96 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • 1979-82 and 1992-93 Member, Public Accounts Committee
  • 1990-92 Member, Estimates Committee
  • 1993-94 Member, Committee on Petitions, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • 1994-96 Member, Committee on Housing and Urban Development, Karnataka Legislative Assembly
  • 1996 Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) MP
  • July 1996 onwards General Secretary, J.D. Parliamentary Party


  1. ^ "Statistical report on general election, 1978" (PDF). Retrieved 10 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Statistical report on General election,1989" (PDF). Election commission of India. Retrieved 10 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Statistical report on General Election, 1994" (PDF). Retrieved 10 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Statistical report on General election,1999" (PDF). Retrieved 10 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "List of elected members of the karnataka legislative assembly". Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010.