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Veteran Congress Leader and Former UP Governor Aziz Qureshi Passes Away

The Indian political landscape mourns the loss of Aziz Qureshi, a seasoned Congress leader and former Governor of Uttar Pradesh, who passed away at the age of 83. Qureshi’s extensive career spanned several decades, during which he made significant contributions to Indian politics and governance.

Early Life and Political Ascent

Born on April 24, 1941, in Bhopal, Aziz Qureshi embarked on his political journey with a strong foundation rooted in his dedication to public service. His early foray into politics saw him being elected as an MLA from the Sehore seat in Madhya Pradesh in 1972, marking the beginning of a long and illustrious career.

Contributions and Leadership

Aziz Qureshi’s political acumen led him to serve in various high-profile roles across the Indian states. Notably, he held the gubernatorial positions in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh (additional charge), and Mizoram, where his leadership and vision contributed significantly to the states’ governance.

In addition to his role as a governor, Qureshi also made his mark as a cabinet minister in Madhya Pradesh in 1973, further solidifying his reputation as a dedicated public servant. His political journey also saw him winning the Lok Sabha elections from the Satna constituency of Madhya Pradesh in 1984, showcasing his widespread appeal and commitment to the nation.

Legacy and Later Years

Beyond his political roles, Aziz Qureshi was appointed the President of the Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy by the then Kamal Nath government on January 24, 2020. This position allowed him to contribute to the promotion of Urdu language and literature, reflecting his diverse interests and commitment to cultural preservation.


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