9th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

ABDUL SAMAD, SHRI A.K.A., M.A. [Congress (I)—Tamil Nadu, Vellore, 1989]:  s. of Allama A.K. Abdul Hameed Baqavi; b. at Karaikal, Pondicherry, October 4, 1926; ed. at Madras University; m. Nargis Banu, July 2, 1959; 3 s. and 2d.; Journalist, Editor, Author, Educationist, Businessman;

Previous Association with Political Parties:  President, Indian Union Muslim League, Tamil Nadu;

Previous Membership:  Rajya Sabha, 1964-76; Seventh Lok Sabha, 1980-84; Legislative Assembly, Tamil Nadu, 1984-88;

Committee Experience:  Member, Public Accounts Committee, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, 1985-86; Member, Public Accounts Committee, Rajya Sabha; Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House and Committee on Petitions, 7th Lok Sabha; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rajya Sabha, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Rajya Sabha; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry, 1990;

Favourite Pastime and Recreation:  Reading and writing, travelling, discussions;

Publications:  Sweet Memories of Sacred Haj (Tamil) 'Narpaniyatri Nabi Mani' (Prophet Muhammad's Biography in Tamil) 'An Introduction to Holy Quran' (in Tamil) Founder-Editor, Mani Chudar (Tamil Daily) and Mani Vilakkur (Tamil Monthly);

Delegation to Foreign Countries:  Member, IPD to Yugoslavia, 1971; Member, Govt. of India's Haj Delegation, 1971 and 1989;

Travels Abroad:  Went round the world twice, visited all the Muslim and Arab Countries;

Social Activities:  Amelioration of the down-trodden, communal harmony; spread of higher education amongst Muslim minorities;

Other Information:  Publisher, Crescent (Eng. Weekly); Member, Syndicate, Madras University and Senate, Annamalai University; President, Muslim Educational Association of South India; Chairman, Board of Islamic Studies, Madras University; Member, Court, AMU, April, 1990;

Permanent Address:  19, First Avenue, Indira Nagar, Adyar, Madras, Tamil Nadu.