Syed Ahmed (politician)

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Syed Ahmed
16th Governor of Manipur
In office
16 May 2015 – 27 September 2015
Preceded by Krishan Kant Paul
Succeeded by V. Shanmuganathan[1]
8th Governor of Jharkhand
In office
4 September 2011 – 15 May 2015
Preceded by M. O. H. Farook
Succeeded by Draupadi Murmu
Personal details
Born (1945-03-06)6 March 1945
Mumbai, India
Died 27 September 2015(2015-09-27) (aged 70)
Mumbai, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Smt. Syed Hasan Tara
Religion Shia Muslim

Syed Ahmed (6 March 1945 – 27 September 2015) was an Indian politician, author and a member of the Congress Party. He was sworn in as the sixteenth Governor of Manipur on 16 May 2015,[2] but only served four months before dying in office on 27 September.[3] During his tenure as Manipur Governor, Manipur Tenants, Visitors and Migrant Workers Bill, 2015 was passed by the Manipur Assembly on 15 March.[4]

He died of cancer on 27 September 2015 at Lilavati hospital, Mumbai, India.[5] He was survived by his wife and son.

Early life[edit]

Ahmed held two master's degrees in both Hindi and English and a doctorate in Urdu.[6] He has written an autobiography, Pagdandi se Shahar Tak.[6] His other works include Maktal se Manzil, Kafas se Chaman and Jange-Azaadi Me Urdu Shayari.[6]

Political career[edit]

Ahmed joined the Indian National Congress in 1977.[6] He was elected to the Vidhan Sabha five times as a representative of the Nagpada constituency in Mumbai.[6] He also served as a state minister in Maharashtra.

On 26 August 2011, Indian President Pratibha Patil appointed Ahmed as the eighth Governor of the northern state of Jharkhand.[7] He was chosen to succeed M. O. H. Farook, who was appointed Governor of Kerala on the same day by President Patil.[7] Syed Ahmed was sworn in as the Governor of Jharkhand on 4 September 2011.[6] Ahmed was administered the oath of office by acting Jharkhand Chief Justice Prakash Chandra Tatiya at the state Raj Bhavan.[6] Dr Syed Ahmad was shifted to Manipur in May 2015.[2]

On 16 May 2015, Dr Syed Ahmad was sworn in as the Governor of Manipur at the Raj Bhavan in Imphal. Chief Justice of Manipur High Court Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra administered the oath of office and secretary to Dr Syed Ahmad.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iboyaima Laithangbam (30 September 2015). "Shanmuganathan sworn in as Manipur Governor". The Hindu. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dr Syed Ahmad sworn in as Governor of Manipur". ibnlive. 2015-05-16. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Manipur Guv Syed Ahmed passes away in Mumbai". intoday.in. 
  4. ^ Rahi Gaikwad. "Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed passes away". The Hindu. 
  5. ^ PTI. "Manipur governor Syed Ahmed dies in Mumbai". http://www.livemint.com/.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "New governor to take oath today". Times of India. 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  7. ^ a b "K Rosaiah, Ram Naresh Yadav named governors". Times of India. 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
Government offices
Preceded by
M. O. H. Farook
Governor of Jharkhand
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Draupadi Murmu
Preceded by
Krishan Kant Paul
Governor of Manipur
May – September 2015
Succeeded by
V. Shanmuganathan