Sultan Ahmed (politician)

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Sultan Ahmed
Minister of State for Tourism
In office
16 May 2009 – 22 September 2012
Member of Parliament
for Uluberia
In office
MLA, 12th Vidhan Sabha
In office
Preceded by Md. Nezamuddin
Succeeded by Mohammed Salim
Constituency Entally
MLA, 10th Vidhan Sabha
In office
Preceded by Md. Nezamuddin
Succeeded by Md. Nezamuddin
Constituency Entally
Personal details
Born (1953-06-06)6 June 1953
Died 4 September 2017(2017-09-04) (aged 64)
Political party Trinamool Congress Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Sajda Ahmed (m. 1985-2017)
Children Two Sons
Alma mater Maulana Azad College (B.A.)
Calcutta University
Profession Politician

Sultan Ahmed (6 June 1953 – 4 September 2017) was an Indian politician and the Union Minister of State for Tourism in the Manmohan Singh government. He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency)[1] on a Trinamool Congress ticket. He had previously been a 2-time Congress MLA for Entally[2] ( in 1987–91 and once again in 1996–2001).

Sultan Ahmed joined the Chatra Parishad (student wing of INC) while studying at Maulana Azad College in 1969 and the Youth Congress in 1973. He was District Secretary of Youth Congress from 1978–80. Sultan Ahmed also was one of the founding-members of Trinamool Congress in 1997. He had been secretary of Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata, and later President. Ahmed also served as president of Calcutta Muslim Orphanage and got many reforms in the body. He was also president of Muslim Institute and a member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board . He was renowned for his work in various other Minority Organisations in Kolkata. He served as a chairman of West Bengal Minority Development and Finance Corporation. [3]

Sultan Ahmed died on Monday, 4 September 2017 at the age of 64 of cardiac arrest. He had gone into cardiac arrest at his home at about 11:15 to 11:30 am. He was rushed to a private hospital (Belle Vue Clinic) in Kolkata where doctors declared him dead on arrival.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Sultan Ahmed -Profile". Archived from the original on 30 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Thumbnail sketches of ministers of state". new Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Md. Sp. posts". The Telegraph, 7 June 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  4. ^ "TMC MP Sultan Ahmed passes away after suffering cardiac arrest". Indian Express. 4 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Trinamool MP Sultan Ahmed dies of cardiac arrest". The Asian Age. 4 September 2017.
Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Hannan Mollah
Member of Parliament
for Uluberia

2009 – 2017
Succeeded by
Sajda Ahmed

External links

  • Official website

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