Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XI Lok Sabha


Father's Name: Late Shri Abdul Khader Haji Date of Birth: 29 April 1938 Place of Birth: Kannur (Kerala) Marital Status: Married on 14 May 1961 Spouse's Name: Smt. Zuhara Ahamed Children: Two sons and one daughter Educational Qualifications :
B.A., B.L. Educated at Govt. Brennen College, Tellicherry and Govt. Law College, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) Profession :
Lawyer/Advocate Permanent Address :
'Sitara', Thana Kannur-670012 (Kerala) Tel. (0497) 506713 Positions Held :
1967 onwardsMember, Kerala State Muslim League Working Committee 1967-91Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly 1981-83Chairman, Municipal Council, Kannur, Kerala 1982-87Minister, Industry, Kerala 1984 onwardsPresident, Distt. Muslim League Committee, Kannur 1987-91Chairman, Committee on Government Assurances, Kerala Legislative Assembly 1991Elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth) 1992-94Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation 1993-94Chairman, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House 1993 onwardsMember, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism 1994-96Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Member, Standing Committee on Science and Technology 1995 onwardsNational Secretary, Indian Union Muslim League 1996Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) 1996-97Member, Standing Committee on Railways Chairman, Committee on Government Assurances Books Published: 'One Foreign Journey and Numerous Memories' and 'A Story of Renaissance of Indian Muslims' (in Malayalam) Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments :
Sub-Editor, 'Chandrika' Daily, 1959-60; Member, Board of Directors, Chandrika; also contributes articles to journals
Social and Cultural Activities :
Associated with several educational, cultural and social institutions Special Interests :
Promotion of education, establishing schools and institutions Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
Reading, writing and music Sports and Clubs :
Football and cricket Countries Visited :
Widely travelled; led a high-level trade delegation of Government of India to Gulf countries, 1984 and served as Special Emissary of the then Prime Minister Late Smt. Indira Gandhi; represented India in UN General Assembly, (five times) 1992-96; Member, Indian Delegation to World Social Summit, Copenhagen, 1995 and Indian Parliamentary Delegations to various countries, 1994-96; Member, Fact Finding Team on Mina Fire Tragedy, Saudi Arabia, 1997 Other Information :
General Secretary, Kerala Muslim Students' Federation, 1957- 62; President, Kannur Deenul Islam Sabha; Chairman (i) Kerala State Rural Development Board, 1971-77; and (ii) Kerala State Small Industries Development Corporation, 1978-80; Director and Board Member, K.T.D.C.; Member (i) Executive Committee, District Muslim Education Association, Kannur; (ii) Kerala University Senate; (iii) Calicut University Senate; (iv) National Shipping Board; (v) Aligarh Muslim University Court; (vi) Board of Directors, Periyaram Medical College, Kannur; (vii) Kerala State Muslim League Secretariat; and (viii) Kerala State Handloom Advisory Board; Secretary, Bafakhy Thangal Memorial Trust (Regd.); was presented the Key to the city of Dallas by Mayor of Dallas in 1975 and performed holy Haj thrice Election Result :
Manjeri Lok Sabha constituency Total electorate11,53,025 Total votes polled7,95,721 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates : (1) Shri E. Ahamed (M.L.)3,76,001 (2) Shri C.H. Ashiq [C.P.I. (M)]3,21,030 (3) Shri Cherukattu Vasudevan (B.J.P.)54,550 (4) Shri Pandalam Abdul Majeed (P.D.P.)11,781