Shaikh Shamim Ahmed

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Shamim Ahmed
शेख़ शमीम अहमद
شیخ شمیم احمد
Shaikh-Shamim-Ahmed, during victory rally, 28 May 1980, at Byculla, Bombay
Personal details
Born (1938-03-20) 20 March 1938 (age 80)
Sudanipur, Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Rehana Begum
Children Ubaid Azam Azmi & Abdul Rehamn
Residence Mumbai

Shaikh Shamim Ahmed (Marathi मराठी : शेख़ शमीम अहमद Urdu: شیخ شمیم احمد اعظمی, born 20 March 1938)[citation needed] is a politician and social worker from Bombay, India. In 1980, he was elected as an MLA from the Mumbai Chinchpokli Constituency as an Indian National Congress candidate.

Early life

Shaikh Shamim Ahmed, the son of Shaikh Azizur Rahman, was born into a family of landlords in the small town of Sudanipur (Shudnipur), in Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh.[citation needed]


Shaikh Shamim Ahmed with Sanjay Gandhi in New Delhi

In 1980, Ahmed was elected as an MLA from the Chinchpokli Constituency as an Indian National Congress candidate. He was a Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 1980 to 1985.

Political and social activities

In 1977 at the call of "Jail bharo andolan" (fill up the jails) in support of Indira Gandhi, (former Prime Minister of India) Ahmed took the initiative and courted arrest with 96 supporters at Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh.[citation needed] He was sentenced to three days imprisonment and sent to Varanasi Central jail. He contested general elections for the Assembly in 1978 as a Congress (I) candidate.

Positions held

1978-1980 - General Secretary, B.R.C.C.(I) Minority Cell.[citation needed]
1978-1990 - Vice President Bombay Central South District Congress Committee.[citation needed]

Maharashtra Assembly Results 1980

  • Constituency : 25 . CHINCHPOKLI
1 . SHAIKH SHAMIM AHMED M INC(I) 17512 51.66%
2 . KAVISKAR S. T. M INDEPENDENT 9363 27.62%
4 . KHAN M. N. M JANATA PARTY (SECULAR) 1304 3.85%
  • ELECTORS : 115834 VOTERS : 34346 POLL PERCENTAGE : 29.65% VALID VOTES : 33899


  • Maharshtra Assembly Elections Result - 1980

External links

  • Photos of Shaikh Shamim Ahmed
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