Shaikh Shamim Ahmed

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Shamim Ahmed
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Shaikh-Shamim-Ahmed, during victory rally, 28 May 1980, at Byculla, Bombay
Personal details
Born (1938-03-20) 20 March 1938 (age 83)
Sudanipur, Azamgarh district, United Provinces, British India
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died22 September 2019(2019-09-22) (aged 81)
Mumbai
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Rehana Begum Shaikh
Children2

Shaikh Shamim Ahmed (20 March 1938 – 22 September 2019[1][2]) was an Indian politician and social worker. In 1980, he was elected as an MLA from the Mumbai Chinchpokli Constituency as an Indian National Congress candidate.

Early life[edit]

Shaikh Shamim Ahmed, the son of Shaikh Azizur Rahman, was born into a family of landlords in the small town of Sudanipur (Shudnipur), in Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh.[3]

Career[edit]

Shaikh Shamim Ahmed with Sanjay Gandhi in New Delhi

In 1980, Ahmed was elected as an MLA from the Chinchpokli Constituency as an Indian National Congress candidate. He was a Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 1980 to 1985.

Political and social activities[edit]

In 1977 at the call of "Jail bharo andolan" (fill up the jails) in support of Indira Gandhi, (former Prime Minister of India) Ahmed took the initiative and courted arrest with 96 supporters at Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh.[citation needed] He was sentenced to three days imprisonment and sent to Varanasi Central jail. He contested general elections for the Assembly in 1978 as a Congress (I) candidate.

Elections contested[edit]

  • (1) 5th Lok Sabha Elections Feb-1971 (as Independent candidate) from 5 Bombay Central South, constituency.
  • (2) Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha Elections 1978, as Congress (I) Candidate, from Chinchpokli, Mumbai, constituency
  • (3) Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha Elections 1980, as Indian National Congress, Candidate, from Chinchpokli, Mumbai, constituency.

Positions held[edit]

  • 1) 1978–1980 – General Secretary, B.R.C.C. (I) Minority Cell.
  • 2) 1978–1990 – Vice President Bombay Central South District Congress Committee.
  • 3) Special Executive Magistrate (1988–1990)
  • 4) Special Executive Officer (2004–2008)

Maharashtra Assembly Results 1980[edit]

  • Constituency : 25 . Chinchpokli
NAME GENDER PARTY VOTES %
1 . Shaikh Shamim Ahmed M INC (I) 17512 51.66%
2 . Kaviskar S. T. M Independent 9363 27.62%
3 . Shamim Ahmed (Taroq) M Independent 5720 16.87%
4 . Khan M. N. M Janata Party (Secular) 1304 3.85%
  • Elector : 115834 Voters : 34346 Poll percentage : 29.65% Valid votes: 33899

References[edit]

  1. ^ "माजी आमदार शेख शमीम अहमद यांचे दु:खद निधन". Lokmat (in Marathi). 22 September 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "ممبئی: معروف مسلم سیاست داں شیخ شمیم احمد کا انتقال، آج تدفین ہوگی". Qaumiawaz (in Urdu). 23 September 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Shaikh Shamim Ahmed Ex. M.L.A." azamgarh.co. 18 August 2019.