Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai

Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai

Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai

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Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (born 1 July 1920) is an Indian politician. He served as governor of Bihar and Haryana states. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Indian parliament from 2000-2004.

Early life and Education

He was born in 1920 in Baragaon village of Barabanki district in Uttar Pradesh.

He studied B.A. at Jamia Millia Islamia University, 1940, M.Sc. at University of Illinois, USA, 1948 and Ph.D. at Cornell University, USA, 1950.

Political and public career

Kidwai was Chairman of Union Public Service Commission-UPSC, Government of India from 1974 to 1977. He was Governor of Bihar twice, from 1979 to 1985 and 1993 to 1998, and Governor of West Bengal from 1998 to 1999.

He was Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, from 1983 to 1992 and has also been the director of the Jammu & Kashmir Bank.

Kidwai was a member of the Rajya Sabha from January 2000 to July 2004. He was the Governor of Haryana from 7 July 2004 to 27 July 2009. After Pratibha Patil's resignation as Governor of Rajasthan in June 2007, he was asked to take over that position as well, serving as Governor of...
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