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Dr.Sayed Ahmed, Former Governor, Jharkhand & Manipur
Dr Syed Ahmed is an Indian politician, author and a member of the Congress Party. He was sworn in as the eighth Governor of Jharkhand on September 4, 2011. Ahmed was administered the oath of office by acting Jharkhand Chief Justice Prakash Chandra Tatiya at the state Raj Bhavan.
Born on March 6, 1945, Dr Syed obtained his masters from Lucknow University and his PhD from Bombay University. He has written an autobiography, Pagdandi se Shahar Tak. His other works authored include Maktal se Manzil, Kafas se Chaman and Jange-Azaadi Me Urdu Shayari

He is well-versed in English, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Persian. An active member of All India Congress Committee, Dr Syed served as Minister for Housing and Slum Improvement in Maharashtra Government between 2001 and 2004. He was made observer by AICC to various States during Lok Sabha and Assembly polls. He is also a member of the Central Wakf Council since 2005 and has served as chairman of the Maharashtra State Haj Committee.

Dr Syed has also been actively participating in social activities and set up welfare centres, trusts, societies and educational and cultural organisations in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. He also wrote several books, The Revolutionary Character of Urdu Poetry and Collection of Essays on the Role of Muslims in Struggle for Freedom being two of these.

Ahmed joined the Indian National Congress in 1977. He was elected to the Vidhan Sabha on five occasions as a representative of the Nagpada constituency in Mumbai. He is one of a rare upright minister who has done immense work em ancipation of the slum dwellers of Maharashtra under his ministership.
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