Abdul Rehman Antulay

Abdul Rehman Antulay

Abdul Rehman Antulay

Date of Birth : February 9, 1929


Mini Biography :

Abdul Rehman Antulay (born February 9, 1929) was a union minister (Minority Affairs) and an MP in the 14th Lok Sabha of India. Earlier he had been the Chief Minister of the state of Maharashtra, but was forced to resign after being convicted by the Bombay High Court on charges that he had extorted money for a trust fund he managed.

He belongs to the Congress Member of Parliament (MP). In the Indian general elections, 2009, he lost to Anant Geete from the Raigad (Lok Sabha constituency) of Maharashtra.

He is credited with taking a proactive role in establishment of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers, an Indian public sector company at Alibag, the main town in his constituency.

He was born to father Shri Hafiz Abdul Gafoor and mother Zohrabi in the village Ambet District, Raigad, Maharashtra, India. He is married to Nargis Antulay and the couple have one son and three daughters. After appearing for B.A examination, he studied Barrister-At -Law, Educated at Bombay University and Lincoln’s Inn, London.

Antulay was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 1962 to 1976, during which time he served in the Maharashtra state government as Minister of State for Law and Judiciary, Ports and Fisheries and then as Minister of Law & Judiciary, Building, Communication and Housing from October 1969 to February 1976. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1976 to 1980; in 1980, he was again elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and served as Chief Minister of Maharashtra from June 1980 to January 1982. He remained in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly until 1989, when he was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha; he was re-elected to the 10th Lok Sabha in 1991. From June 1995 to May 1996, he was Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, and from February to May 1996 he was additionally in charge of Water Resources. In 1996 he was re-elected to the 11th Lok Sabha, and in 2004 he was elected to the 14th Lok Sabha.

He served as the chief minister of the state of Maharashtra. He represents the Kolaba constituency of the state of Maharashtra as the Indian National Congress Member of Parliament.

He has also written books on his credit:

* Parliamentary Privilege (compilation of his five articles published in the Times of India) ;
* Mahajan Report – Uncovered;
* Appointment of a Chief Justice; and
* Democracy- Parliamentary or Presidential? (compilation of his speeches and interviews).

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