Bioprofile of Dr. Aziz Qureshi, H.E. the Governor, Uttarakhand

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Name Dr. AZIZ QURESHI
Father’s Name Late Shri Zia-ul-Hasan
Date of Birth April 24, 1940
Place of Birth Bhopal
Educational Qualification M.A.(Political Science), M.A.(Arabic), M.A.(Urdu Lit), LL.B., Ph.D(Political Science), D.Lit (Honoris Causa conferred by Aligarh), Education at Government Hamidia College, Bhopal, Agra University, Agra, Vikram University, Ujjain and Bhopal University, Bhopal.
Marital Status Unmarried
Profession Lawyer
Permanent Address ‘Zia’, Ahemdabad Palace Road, Bhopal (MP)
Present Address Rajbhawan Uttarakhand, New Cantt. Road, Dehradun – 248003

Positions Held

  • Joined Congress Seva Dal in 1951 as a School student.
  • General Secretary of Student Congress, 1954.
  • Founder Member and First General Secretary of Indian Youth Congress, Bhopal -1959.
  • Was among the one hundred Congress workers selected by Late Mrs. Indira  Gandhi, the  then Congress President.
  • Selected worker for A.I.C.C. Cooperative Training in 1959 and worked as AICC cooperative organiser in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Secretary, Madhya Pradesh Congress Election Committee(1980).
  • Founder member, Indian Youth Congress and its First General Secretary in Bhopal.
  • Secretary, Transport and Reception Committee, All India Congress Seva Dal Rally at Bhopal (1959).
  • General Secretary, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee, 1977-82;
  • General Secretary, Madhya Pradesh Congress Election Committee, 1980 (appointed by Mrs. Indira Gandhi to recommend candidates for both Lok Sabha & Assembly Election from Madhya Pradesh)
  • Chairman, Madhya Pradesh State Fisheries Development Corporation, Bhopal, (1981-84); with status of Cabinet Minister.
  • General Secretary, Friends of Soviet Union Madhya Pradesh Branch.
  • Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy with status of Cabinet Minister.
  • Vice Chairman of All India Taraqqi-e-Urdu Board, New Delhi.
  • Founder Vice Chairman of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (Minister of HRD, Govt of India is ex-officio Chairman of both the above Committees).
  • Chairman, Govt. of India’s Urdu University Committee for the establishment of Central Urdu University in India.
  • Member - (i)Court, Aligarh Muslim University (ii) Executive Council, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi (Central University) (iii) Court, Central University, Andhra Pradesh (iv) Madhya Pradesh State 20-Point Programme Committee,(v) Bar at the Madhya Pradesh High Court.
  • Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, (1972-77).
  • Minister in the Government of Madhya Pradesh for (i) Irrigation and Power ( 1972-75), (ii) Education and Endowments (1976-77).
  • Imprisoned in (i) February, 1978 for taking part in official party movement against Janata Party rule (ii) during the Narvada Andolan and (iii) for organising a demonstration against the arrest of late Shrimati Indira Gandhi.
  • Member, AICC since 1972, General Secretary, M.P.C.C. and M.P.C.C. (I) (1977-80).
  • Incharge, Publicity and Public Relations Department, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (1961-62).
  • Elected Member of Parliament of 8th Lok Sabha Congress (I) from Satna, Madhya Pradesh in 1984.
  • Head of the Department of Political Science for 9 years and Principal, Aurobindo Arts and Law College, Bhopal for one year.
  • 22 June - 22 July, 2014 Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
  • 15 May 2012 onwards Governor of Uttarakhand.
Countries visited
 United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Indonesia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and UAE etc. etc.
Social activities

Upliftment of weaker sections of society, particularly rural youth,physically challenged, promotion of adult education etc.

Favourite pastime and recreation Reading, Music, Travelling and Angling.
Special interests Preservation of wild life and forests & collection of Perfumes.
Mission of Life To wipe out every tear from each eye………… to serve suffering humanity.

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Source : Rajbhawan-Uttarakhand, Last Updated on 15-09-2014