Khwaja Haleem (Also Khowaja Haleem)
Khowaja Haleem is a highly educated politician of Uttar Pradesh. He is second son of late Mr Khowaja Masood and late Mrs Ayesha Khatoon. He was born in Qazi Para, Aligarh and now resides in his mansion called Bargad House in Doodhpur, Aligarh. Despite being a politician, he has an impeccable mage, kept corruption at a bay and come out clean while essaying various responsibilities including those of Minister in Uttar Pradesh. Khowaja Haleem, who did his MSc Statistics from Aligarh Muslim University, had been active in politics right since his university days and rose to become Senior Proctorly Monitor, a coveted post for students. He was jailed during various public movements in Aligarh and Jhansi jails in 1978 and 1979. He was elected on Congress ticket to Uttar Pradesh Assembly from Aligarh constituency in 1980. He was also District Congress president and general secretary of Uttar Pradesh Congress. Later, he became general secretary of Lok Dal and then secretary of Rashtriya Samajwadi Party. In 1989-19, be became a minister of state as well as chairman of State Minorities Commission. He had also been member of Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board, UP Haj Committee and Aligarh Muslim University Court. He was elected again to Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad (Upper House of Assembly – UP has two houses on the lines of Parliament) on Samajwadi Party ticket in 2002 and 2006. Since 2001-02, he has been a member of UP Vidhan Parishad’s Financial and Administrative Delay Committee, Medical and Health Standing Committee, Privilege Committee and Appeal Committee. In 2002-03, he became a member of UP Vidhan Parishad’s Parliamentary Studies Committee and Assurance Committee in 2003-04. He was chairman of the Review Committee during 2004-05 and during 2005-06, he was a member of Parliamentary Studies and Assurance Committee of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad. He became Industry Minister in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s cabinet. At present (as on October 10, 2011), he is a member of UP Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad) and also its Deputy Chairman. He is also a member of Samajwadi Party’s National Executive. He has undertaken visits to Russie, Uzbekistan, Czechoslovakia and Saudi Arabia. He has penchant for studies and sports. Address: Khowaja Haleem, Bargad House, Civil Lines, Aligarh.
(Posted by Muslim Saleem on October 10, 2011).
(This directory has been compiled by Muslim Saleem)
Muslim Saleem reciting his ghazals at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012. The Jashn was organised by World Urdu Youth Forum to acknowledge Muslim Saleem’s literary contribution and service to Urdu through his websites and blogs,
From Left) Zafar Naseemi, MP Urdu Academy Chairman Saleem Qureshi, Dr. Barqi Azmi, Prof Afaq Ahmad, Dr. Qasim Niazi, Muslim Saleem at Jashn-e-Muslim Saleem at MP Urdu Academy, Bhopal on December 30, 2012.