Cutchi Memon; s of Shri Mohamed Sulaiman Sait; b. Bangalore, 3 Nov 1922; ed at St. Joseph's Coll, Bangalore (BA, 1943); m Yasmeen, 2 Aug 1949; 2 S 3 D.
Served in the Edn Dept of Mysore Govt, 1943-46; and again 1950-51; later shifted to Cochin and took to business; Sec Mysore City Muslim League, 1946-49; Convenor Muslim Edn Aid Cttee, 1947-49; Patron, Mysore City Muslim Student's Federation, 1947-49.
Pres (i)Beedi Labour Asscn, 1946-50; (ii)Ernakulam Town Muslim League, 1955-36; and (iii)Ernakulam Dist Muslim League, 1957-62, and again since 1967.
Vice-Pres Kerala State Muslim League, 1958-60; Treasurer, 1960-61; again Vice-Pres, 1962
Gen Sec (i)Indian Union Muslim League since 1962; (ii)A-I Muslim Majlis -e- Mushawarat since 1967; and (iii)A-I Palestine Conf since 1967; Pres Indian Union Muslim League since 1973.
Took active part in and was arrested during the agitation conducted by the United Front of Cong, SSP and the Muslim League against the Communist Govt. of Kerala, 1959.
ML mem Rajya Sabha, 1960-66 (Kerala); Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70 (Kozhikode, Kerala); mem Select Cttee on Criminial Procedure Code Amendment Bill; ML mem Fifth Lok sabha, 1971 (same const) ; re-elected on ML ticket, 1977 and 1980 (Manjeri, Kerala).
Mem Kerala Wakf Bd, 1960-65; Cent Wakf Coun. 1960-65 & 1970; Kerala Planning Coun, 1964-66; National Railway User's Coun, 1964-66; Rubber Bd, 1961-64; Indian Inst of Science, 1967-69; National Harbour Bd, 1967-70; Telephone Telegraph Advisory Cttee, Cochin 1967-69; mem Kerala Univ Senate since 1969; Chmn Kerala Wakf Bd since 1970.
Hon Mgte, Cochin, 1954-57; Pres MM Oriental High School, Cochin since 1956; Gen Sec Kerala Muslim Ed Association, 1958-59 & 1963-1964; Vice-Pres, Kerala Muslim Ed Association, 1965; Pres Cutchi Memon Asscn, Cochin, 1954-60; and Tirurangadi Orphanage Cttee 1967; mem Nadvatul Ulema Coun, 1966.
Has performed the Haj twice; has also visited Kuwait, Dubai, AbuDhabi, Iran and Saudi Arabia; visited Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan as mem of Party Delegation.
Sources: Lok Sabha Who's Who, 1971 & 1980; Rajya Sabha Who's Who, 1964; India Who's Who (INFA), 1976-77; Memons International Directory;
Mappila Muslims of Kerala; Times Of India, 23 Mar 1977.
Muslims in India: A biographical dictionary, ed. N K Jain. Delhi, Manohar, 1979. Vol.II. pp. 125-126)
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