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Abdul Shafee
Member of Parliament

Abdul Shafee

Abdul Shafee
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Intro Member of Parliament
Is Politician
From India
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 23 November 1925, Bhandara, Bhandara district, Maharashtra, India
Age 97 years
Politics Indian National Congress
Abdul Shafee
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Abdul Shafee was an Senior Awarded Indian Politician of Indian National Congress party, Member of Parliament (MP) Loksabha & Member of Legislative Council (MLC) of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha India. Abdul Shafee was a member of the 5th Lok Sabha and represented the Chandrapur (formally known as Chanda constituency of India. Shafee was also the First Zilla Parishad President of Chandrapur and was the First Sarpanch of Rajoli , He was a Senior Politician of the Indian National Congress .

Early life and education

Abdul Shafee was born in Bhandara, in the state of Maharashtra. Shafee was an Rich agriculturist and businessman before joining politics.

Social activities.— Helping the poor and needy; established several educational institutions; was head of Bharat Sevak Samaj, Chandrapur District; started social work in village Rajoli and was awarded First Prize by the Government of Maharashtra in making village Rajoli an ideal one; during 1962 Chinese aggression on India, collected maximum gold in the whole of India; awarded gold medal for implementing Family Planning programmes in Chandrapur District.

Hobbies.—Social work and agriculture.

Political career

Abdul Shafee has been in active politics since 1950s and joined Congress party. He was a M.L.C and M.P . He was also a Famous Social worker , Zilla Parishad President For 10 years and Sarpanch before joining the National Politics. Shafee succeeded K. M. Koushik of Swatantra Party. After the 5th Lok Sabha, Chanda constituency ceased to exist and new constituency Chandrapur came into existence. Shafi's successor hence was Raje Vishveshvar Rao who belonged to Chandrapur constituency and was a member of the Janata Party. Prior to entering the Lok Sabha, he was a chief member of the Congress and Zilla Parishad in various capacities.

He died in April 2004.

Posts held

  • Member of Parliament
  • Member of Legislative Council
  • Zilla Parishad President
  • Sarpanch
  • Indian National Congress
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