Former UP Governor And Veteran Congress Leader Aziz Qureshi Passes Away At 84

Former UP Governor And Veteran Congress Leader Aziz Qureshi Passes Away At 84

Lucknow, March 1 (TNA) Former Uttar Pradesh governor and veteran Congress leader Aziz Qureshi passed away on Friday after prolonged illness. He was 84 and had been suffering from age-related ailments. He was from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He had previously served as 15th governor of Mizoram from January to March 2015.

He was among the one hundred Congress workers selected personally by Late Indira Gandhi, the then Congress President. He also held many posts of importance in the Congress, which included, Secretary, Madhya Pradesh Congress Election Committee(1980).

Founder member, Indian Youth Congress and its First General Secretary in Bhopal. He was also Chairman, Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy with status of Cabinet Minister, founder Vice Chairman of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language.

Vice Chairman of All India Taraqqi-e-Urdu Board and Chairman, Govt. of India's Urdu University Committee for the establishment of Central Urdu University in India.

He was a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, from 1972 to 1977 and Minister in the MP Government for Irrigation and Power between 1972-75), held the portfolio of Education and Endowments (1976-77) and was a member of the AICC since 1972.

He held additional charge as Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 23-06-2014 till 22-07-2014 and from 15 May 2012 onwards was Governor of Uttarakhand.

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