Mohammad Shaffi Qureshi
() is a prominent Muslim politician from India
and the founder of the Congress party in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir
. Born on the 24th of November, 1929, he has served in various capacities in his long and very active political career.
He was the Union Deputy Minister of Commerce from 28-1-66 to 14-2-1969, Union Deputy Minister for Steel & Heavy Engineering from 15-2-69 to 2-5-1971, Union Deputy Minister for Railways from 10-10-1974 to March 1977, Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation (31-7-79), He was sworn in as Governor of Bihar
on 19-3-91 and remained up to 13-8-93, sworn in as Governor of Madhya Pradesh
on 24.6.93, sworn in as Governor of Uttar Pradesh
on May 3, 1996 (Additional Charge) and also was sworn in as Governor of West Bengal (additional charge).
He is currently the Chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities since September 3, 2007 with the rank of Cabinet Minister. Dr. H. T. Sangliana is the Vice Chairperson. Read More