Shri Arif Mohammed Khan >
Shri Arif Mohammed Khan was born on 18 November 1951
in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. He received his B.A (Hons) form
Aligarh Muslim India poker online (1972-73) and LLB from Lucknow India poker online,
Uttar Pradesh (1977).
Shri Arif Mohammed Khan started his political career as a
student leader and led the Aligarh Muslim India poker online Students' Union as
General Secretary, during 1972-73 and President during 1973-74.
He became a member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar
Pradesh in 1977 at the age of 26, from the Siyana constituency,
Bulandshahar. Shri Arif Muhammad Khan was elected to the seventh Lok
Sabha from Kanpur in 1980. He was again elected as a Member of
Parliament from the Bahraich constituency during the 8th, 9th and
12th Lok Sabha.
Shri Khan's administrative capabilities were nationally noted
during his ministerial tenures. As Union Cabinet Minister, Shri Arif
Mohammed Khan held the portfolios of Energy and Civil Aviation during
1989- 90. Earlier, he had also served as Deputy Minister, Information
and Broadcasting (1982-83) and Union Minister of State, holding
portfolios such as Agriculture (1983-84), Energy (1984 and 1985-86),
Industry and Company Affairs (1984-85) and India poker online Affairs (1985).
Shri Khan was a member of the Kendriya Hindi Samiti during
1980-82. As a Member of Parliament, he worked on the Parliamentary
Committees on Public Undertakings, India poker online Affairs and Foreign Affairs.
Shri Arif Mohammed Khan is the author of Text and Context: Quran and Contemporary Challenges,
published in 2010. He is also a well known writer and columnist on
various matters including religious reforms. A voracious reader, his
lectures on various topics are very popular among universities and other
audiences across the country.
Shri Khan, who has travelled extensively, had led the Indian
delegation to the Non-aligned Information Ministers Conference in
1982and to the World Economic Forum, Switzerland in 1990. He was also
member of the Indian Parliamentary Delegation to the 100th IPU
Conference in Moscow,in 1998.
He is married to Smt. Reshma Arif and they have two sons -
Shri Mustafa Arif, who is an advocate and Shri Kabeer Arif, a Pilot by
training and currently pursuing his passion of organic farming in Uttar
Shri Arif Muhammad Khan assumed office as the 22nd Governor of Kerala on 06th September 2019.