Mohammad Shafi Qureshi, Indian politician, Died at 89

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Mohammad Shafi Qureshi was born on November 24, 1929, in Kasmir and died on August 28, 2016.

He was a prominent Muslim politician from Kashmir and the founder of the Congress party in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

His parents were contractor Haji Mohammad Amin Abbasi was the first transporter of Union Council Birote, near Kohala Bridge District Abbottabad, Pakistan before 1947.

Mohammad Shafi Qureshi has served in various capacities in his long and very active political career.

Mohammad Shafi Qureshi was the Union Deputy Minister of Commerce from January 28, 1966, to February 14, 1969, Union Deputy Minister for Steel & Heavy Engineering from February 15, 1969 to May 2, 1971, Union Deputy Minister for Railways from 10 October 1974 to March 1977, Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation (31-7-79).

Qureshi held the post of Governor of Bihar on March 19, 1991, to August 13, 1993, and was sworn in as Governor of Madhya Pradesh on 24 June 93, sworn in as Governor of Uttar Pradesh on 3 May 1996 to 19 July 1996.

Qureshi was the secretary of the Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University#Law Society in the year 1953.

He was till recently the Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities from September 3, 2007, with the rank of Cabinet Minister till Wajahat Habibullah took over.

He died in Delhi’s Batra hospital. Jammu and Kashmir’s chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, Governor N.N Vohra condoled his death.

Mohammad Shafi Qureshi passed away at 89 years old.

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