Golam Yazdani

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Dr. Golam Yazdani
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
1957–1971, 1977–1980
Constituency Kharba
Member of Parliament
In office
1980–1991
Constituency Raiganj
Personal details
Born January 1917
Barogachi, Malda district
Died 14 May 2009 (aged 92 years)
Chanchal, Malda district
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Maleka Begum
Children 2 sons
Residence Vill. Habinagar, PO. & P.S. Chanchal, District Malda

Dr. Golam Yazdani (1917–2009) was a controversial Bengali politician, six-time MLA, three-time MP and cabinet minister in West Bengal. He was in jail for around three years and went underground for twenty months.

Early years

Dr. Golam Yazdani, son of Moulvi Raisuddin Ahmed, was born at Barogachi in Malda district in January 1917. He qualified as a doctor, passing M.B.B.S., DTM & H, and D.G.O. from Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine and Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, all at Kolkata.[1]

He married Maleka Begum in 1980 and had two sons.[1]

Political career

He won the Kharba seat as an independent candidate in 1957,[2] 1962,[3] 1967[4] and 1969,[5] and as a CPI(M) candidate in 1971.[6] He did not contest as a candidate in 1972[7] and won it back as an independent candidate in 1977.[8]

At that time Kharba assembly segment was part of Raiganj. Dr. Golam Yazdani successfully contested the Raiganj parliamentary seat as a Congress candidate in 1980,[9] 1984[10] and 1989.[11]

He was a cabinet minister for civil defence and passport in West Bengal from 1969 to 1970.[1]

He was in emergency medical service during World War II, from 1943 to 1947. He was imprisoned for political reasons from 1971 to 1974, and went underground during the emergency for 20 months.[1]

He contributed substantially for the establishment of Chanchal College in 1969.[12]

Dr. Golam Yazdani's popularity was because of his being a doctor and his social work.[1][12]

Death

Dr. Golam Yazdani died at his Chanchal residence on 14 May 2009. He was 93.[dubious ] He was survived by two sons. His elder son Alberuni was active in politics in the Congress party.[12] Alberuni later contested in 2011 Assembly elections as an independent candidate.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Members of Parliament – Lok Sabha – Profile". Yazdani, Dr. Golam. reFocusindia. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "General Elections, India, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "General Elections, India, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "General Elections, India, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "General Elections, India, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "General Elections, India, 1971, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "General Elections, India, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "General Elections, India, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "General Elections, 1980 – Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "General Elections, 1984 – Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "General Elections, 1989 – Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c "Cong leader Yazdani passes away". The Times of India, 16 May 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 


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