Sunday, October 20, 2013

Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai

Born: 1 July 1920 Baragaon village of Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh)
Course attended in Jamia: B.A.(1940)
  • He served as Governor of Bihar, West Bengal, and Haryana states.
  • He was the Governor of Haryana from 7 July 2004 to 27 July 2009
  • He was Governor of West Bengal from 1998 to 1999
  • He was Governor of Bihar twice from 1979-1985 and 1993-1998
  • He was Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, from 1983 to 1992
  • He was a member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Indian parliament from 2000-2004. 
  • He was Chairman of Union Public Service Commission-UPSC, Government of India from 1974 to 1977. 
  • He has also been the director of the Jammu & Kashmir Bank
Awards and honors

On January 25, 2011 He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.The award was for his contribution towards Public Affairs

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