Former Rajya Sabha member Khalilur Rahman passed away on Tuesday at his residence in Hyderabad. He was 75 years old.
He was elected as a Member of Parliament to Rajya Sabha twice from 1986 till 1996.
A lawyer by profession, Rahman contested and lost for the Kodangil MLA seat on a Janata Party ticket.
He later joined the Telugu Desam Party following the call given by its founder and actor N T Rama Rao. After the TDP was split, Rahman stayed back in N T Rama Rao's camp.
He stayed away from politics after the demise of N T Rama Rao.
He later joined the Congress party and served as All India Congress Committee member, Wakf Board Chairman for the state, and as the Chairman of Urdu Academy under the reign of former Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
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Parvez Choudhryon 2nd Feb 2011, 8:13pm | Permalink
Janab Khaleelur Rahman saheb was a senior parliamentarian and a man of principles. His death is a great loss to the people of Andhra Pradesh specially Minorities. The public holiday was declared by the government of India for Eid-e-Milad un nabi on his resuccessful representation when V.P.Singh was the Prime Minister of India. The Hyderabad Airport attained its international status on his representation when he was the member of the Parliamentary Committee of Civil Aviation with the introduction of the Hyderabad Sharjah flight. The Moulana Azad Urdu National University was established on his representation to I.K.Gujral, the then P.M. of India. He got the airport tax exempted for the Haj Pilgrims and the Haj subsiby as well. There are many achievements of his and the list is endless. I pray to Allah swt to grant him the highest place in heaven.Ameen
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