Governor Dr Syed Ahmed passes away

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IMPHAL, September 27: Governor of Manipur Dr. Syed Ahmed passed away today at 12:45 pm after a brief illness at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai.

A statement of the Governor’s secretariat Raj Bhavan said “In him, we have lost an able administrator, learned person and above all a good human being.”

It said Dr Syed Ahmed was sworn in as the 16th Governor of Manipur on May 16, 2015.

Prior to his appointment as the Governor of Manipur, Dr Syed Ahmed was sworn in as the Governor of Jharkhand on September 4, 2011.

He was born on March 6, 1945.

“He was an Indian Politician, author and a member of the Congress Party. He joined the Indian National Congress in 1977. He was AICC member from 2005, member Central Wakf Council, member Central Haj Committee, Chairman Maharastra Pradesh Congress Committee (I) Minority Cell from 1989 – 1993, Vice-President All India Muslim Youth Conference (AICC) (1978-1990)” it said.

“He was elected the Vidhan Sabha of Maharastra five times as a representative of the Nagpada Constituency in Mumbai. He also served as Minister of State in Maharastra in 1986 and 1991.”

He held two Masters degree in both Hindi and English and Doctorate in Urdu.

He has written an autobiography Pagdandi se Shahar Tak. Other literary works authored by him include Maktal se Manzil, Kafas se Chaman, Jange-Azaadi me Urdu Shayari, The Revolutionary Character of Urdu Poetry (1857 A.D. to 1947 A.D.), Collections of Essays on the role of Muslims in Struggle for freedom and Collections of Essays on the role of Urdu in Struggle for freedom.

His social activities included being the president, Maharastra Welfare Center, Mumbai; president, Savira Naki Education Society, UP; president, Tameeri Idaara, UP; president, Awadh Cultural Society, Mumbai; president, Sayed & Sayed Educational Trust, Mumbai and patron, Green Mumbai Movement, Mumbai.

The statement said “Though his association with Manipur State has been very brief his charm and affable nature touched all those who came close to him. On more than one occasion, he expressed his love for the state of Manipur and its people.”

“He was an experienced person with full of wisdom in the field of Governance. He was soft spoken but firm in his decisions. He believed strongly in doing things as per rules.”

“In this moment of grief, we share the sorrow of the bereaved family of the departed soul. May his soul rest in peace.”

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