Governor of UP


Date of Birth : 24th November, 1929
Place of Birth : Srinagar (Kashmir)
Marital Status : Married- Begum Fatima (Wife)
Number of Children : Sons (2) and Daughters (3)
State of Domicile: Kashmir
Father’s Name: Late Haji Mohd. Amin Qureshi
Mother Tongue : Kashmiri
Other Languages Known: English, Punjabi, Persian, Arabic & Hindi
Educational Background : Early education in Christian Mission Society Hadow Memorial High School , Srinagar
Graduated from Sri Amar Singh College, Srinagar
Obtained M.A. and LL.B. from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Field Work : took active part in sports in the school as also in the Colleges
President, Debating Society, S.P.College
Represented Aligarh Muslim University in All India Debates
Awarded Distinguished merit certificate in theCollege
Member, Students Cabinet of Aligarh Muslim University Students Union in 1952-54
Secretary, Law Society, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1953.
Vice-President, Geographical Society Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1954
President, Students’ Federation, Jammu & Kashmir
Political Activities : Took active part in converting National conference into National Congress in Jammu & Kashmir State
Formed the Congress in Kashmir and became Founder President of Jammu & Kashmir National Congress
Public Life : Was an Advocate in Jammu & Kashmir High Court till he was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Jammu & Kashmir in 1965
Elected to the Lok Sabha From Anantnag Constituency in 1971 General Election.
Elected to Lok Sabha from Anantnag Constituency in 1977 General election.
Publications held: Union deputy Minister of Commerce from 28-1-66 to 14-2-1969
Union Deputy Minister for Steel & Heavy Engineering from15-2-69 to 2-5-1971.
Union Deputy Minister for Railways from 10-10-1974 to March 1977.
Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation (31-7-79)
Sworn in as Governor of Bihar on 19-3-91 and remained upto 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)
Travels Abroad: Deputy Leader of Indian Delegation to ECAFE and UNCTAD in Delhi.

Represented Indian in Afro-Asian Islamic Conference in Ban dung in 1984.
Visited Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Mauritania as a Member of Parliamentary Delegation in 1965.
Leader of the India Delegation in the 10th Annual Session of Congress of International Silk Association at Nice in May, 1966.
Visited Bulgaria and Romania on the eve of Plovdw International Fair and to negotiate and sign trade agreements in September-October 1966
Visited Japan as Leader of Indian Delegation to the 23rd Session of Economic commission for Asia and Far East (ECAFE) in April 1967
Visited Australia as Leader of Indian Delegation to ECAFE in April 1968
Visited  Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Poland as Leader of Indian Trade Delegation in October 1968
Visited Saudi Arbia as Leader of Indian Haj Delegation and visited Iraq also in January 1973.
Visited Bangla Desh as Leader of Indian Delegation at the Re-opening of the Meghna Bridge built with Indian assistance in September 1973.
Visited tripoli (Libya) as Leader of Indian Delegation to participate in the National Celebrations at Algeria in October 1974.
Visited Bahrain, Iraq, Syria and United Arab Amirates as a Special Envoy in July 1975.
Visited Abu Dhabi and Dubai as Minister-in waiting to the President of India in October 1976.
Visited Libya again in 1984 as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister
Visited Iraq in 1989 as a representative of All India Congress Committee.
Visited China in 1990 as a member of the delegation of all India Congress Committee.
Visited Portugal, Trinedad, Chille, Zimbambe as a Member of President’s Party.
Visited Iran and Turkamanistan in May, 1966 to represent India on therail link ceremony between Iran and tukamanistan.
Social Activities : Member, All India Congress Committee

trustee, Ghalib Institute
Founder President, Crescent Educational Society, New Delhi
Hobbies : Reading and Golf
Special Interest : Ancient indian History
Participation in Sports: Cricket, Hockey, golf, Billiards and Cards
Participation in  Clubs   : Member, Kashmir golf Club, Srinagar
Member, Amar Singh Club, Srinagar
Member, Delhi Gymkhana Club, New Delhi
Member, Delhi golf club, New Delhi
President, Badminton Association of India, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) till 1979
Other Information : Leader of Indian Delegation to the World Urdu Conference held in Mauritius from 6th to 12th December, 1991


Mohd. Shafi Kureshi

Term of Office