Khurshed Alam Khan

Khurshed Alam Khan

Khurshed Alam Khan

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Khurshed Alam Khan (born 5 February 1919) is an Indian politician and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress political party.

He was Governor of Karnataka from 1991 to 1999 and governor of Goa from 1989 to 1991. Before that he was Union minister of External affairs in Government of India. He is associated with Jamia Millia Islamia.

Early life

Khurshed Alam Khan was born in on February 5, 1919 at Pitaura Village in Farrukhabad District of Uttar Pradesh. After his early education, he joined the Agra University as a student of the prestigious St. John's College. Here, he obtained a Bachelor's degree with distinction and a Master's degree in History. He was also a student at the Pennsylvania University, U.S.A., where he successfully completed a course on Management Studies.

Khan has an abiding interest in education. He is a member of the Governing Body of Dr.Zakir Husain Memorial College, New Delhi. He served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the YMCA Institute of Engineering, Faridabad. His abiding interest has been in the Jamia Millia Islamia University at Delhi.

Political career

It was through the efforts of Khan that Parliament enacted a Law hereby the Jamia Millia Islamia became an independent University. Khurshed Alam Khan is presently the Chancellor of this university. He is currently also member of Council of Indian Institutes of Technology.

Khurshed Alam Khan has the distinction of being a distinguished Parliamentarian for over 15 years as a member...
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