BARRISTER ASADUDDIN OWAISI is an eminent parliamentarian of India and president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.
Born on 13th May 1969, Asaduddin Owaisi is a lawyer and Bar-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn, London. He was elected to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Charminar Constituency in Hyderabad in 1994 and re-elected in 1999.
He was elected to the Indian Parliament (House of the People–Lok Sabha) in 2004 and re-elected in 2009 and 2014. He was elected as president of AIMIM after the demise of his father and eminent Muslim leader Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, a six-term MP and five-term legislator, in 2008.
Under Asaduddin Owaisi’s stewardship, the party won 7 Legislative Assembly seats each in 2009 and 2014 and two Legislative Council seats in 2011 in Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana State). The AIMIM also had its Mayor in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation for three years (2012-2014). The AIMIM won two Legislative Assembly seats in Maharashtra in 2014.
Asaduddin Owaisi is the Chairman of Dar-us-Salam Educational Trust (DET), founded by late Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, under the aegis of AIMIM. The DET runs a string of (minority) professional colleges in engineering, architecture, management, computer applications, medicine, pharmacy etc, for Muslim boys and girls. About 525 engineering graduates and 150 medical graduates pass out of the Deccan group of institutions every year. Thousands of out-patients, besides 2,500 in-patients, are treated at the Owaisi Hospital and Princess Esra Hospital run by DET. The DET also offers cash awards and books/schoolbags to thousands of Urdu medium students by spending Rupees 50 lakhs annually.
Apart from DET, the AIMIM has set up a cooperative bank for the minorities. Asaduddin Owaisi oversees the functioning of Darussalam Cooperative Urban Bank (DCUB), founded in September 1987 by late Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, to improve the economic condition of underprivileged sections in general and Muslim community in particular. The total deposits of DCUB have reached Rs 350 crores. The total loans and advances crossed Rs 250 crores. The total number of customers is 1.3 lakhs.
An outspoken parliamentarian, Asaduddin Owaisi has been instrumental in persuading the Indian Government to establish an exclusive Ministry of Minority Affairs to look after the welfare of religious minorities, including Muslims, in India. The Indian Government was persuaded to raise the budgetary allocations from a mere Rupees 17 crores in 2003-04 to as high as Rupees 3,711 crores in 2014-15 for minority welfare. Asaduddin Owaisi was given the 2014 Sansad Ratna Award for his distinguished performance in the 15th Lok Sabha.
Asaduddin Owaisi worked for securing four percent reservations for Socially and Educationally Backward Muslims in Andhra Pradesh in 2004. These reservations in public employment and educational institutions have benefited thousands of Muslim boys and girls in the last one decade. On persistent demand of AIMIM, the State budget for minority welfare has been raised from Rupees 45 crores in 2003-04 to Rupees 1,033 crores in 2014-15.
AIMIM, under Asaduddin Owaisi’s leadership, organized relief for the 400,000 Muslims affected by communal riots in Assam and also for the people affected by landslides in Uttarakhand by spending Rupees 50 lakhs and Rupees 75 lakhs respectively.
|1||1994||1999||Member of Legislative Assembly|
|2||1999||2003||Member of Legislative Assembly|
|3||2004||2009||Elected to 14th Lok Sabha|
|4||2004||2006||Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme|
|5||2004||2006||Member, Committee on Social Justic and Empowerment|
|6||2006||2007||Member, Standing Committee on Defence|
|7||2009||2014||Elected to 15th Lok Sabha|
|8||2009||2014||Member, Committee on Ethics|
|9||2014||Present||Elected to 16th Lok Sabha|
AKBARUDDIN OWAISI is the floor leader of AIMIM Legislature Party in the Telangana Legislative Assembly. Born on 14th June 1970, Akbaruddin Owaisi is the son of late Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi, a six-term MP and five-term legislator of AIMIM. He is the younger brother of AIMIM’s current president and Hyderabad MP, Barrister Asaduddin Owaisi. He studied medicine for two years in Gulbarga but quit to enter politics.
Akbaruddin Owaisi has been elected to the Legislative Assembly from Chandrayangutta constituency in Hyderabad for four consecutive terms in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. He served as a deputy to his elder brother Asaduddin Owaisi, who led the AIMIM in the Assembly. In 2004, Akbaruddin Owaisi became the floor leader of the AIMIM in the Assembly following Asaduddin Owaisi’s election to the Lok Sabha from Hyderabad. He was re-elected as AIMIM floor leader in 2009 and 2014 to lead the seven-member AIMIM in the Assembly.
Akbaruddin Owaisi is the Managing Director of Deccan College of Medical Sciences and Allied Institutions, run by Darussalam Educational Trust. Apart from Deccan College of Medical Sciences, the allied institutions include Deccan School of Hospital Management, Owaisi School of Nursing, Owaisi College of Nursing, Owaisi Multipurpose Health Workers Training School, Deccan School of Pharmacy and DCMS College of Physiotherapy. Owaisi Hospital & Research Centre and Princess Esra Hospital, both with 1,150 beds each, are the teaching hospitals for DCMS and allied institutions. DET also runs Deccan College of Engineering & Technology, Deccan School of Management and Deccan School of Planning & Architecture.
Akbaruddin Owaisi is the founder-chairman of Salar-e-Millat Educational Trust, named after Salar-e-Millat Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi. The Trust, set up in May 2006, runs four primary schools (named as Owaisi Schools of Excellence) in the poor neighbourhoods (slums) of the Old City of Hyderabad. These schools have total enrolment of 4,100 children with 90 teachers. Besides, three “pocket schools,” that is, one-room, single-teacher schools, are also functioning in the Old City. The Salar-e-Millat Educational Trust also runs Osmania Model High School at Amberpet with a strength of 650.
All these educational institutions are run in multi-storied buildings constructed by the Trust. Simultaneously, vocational training programmes are also run at these premises, free of cost, for various trades and vocations. The trainees, both girls and boys, hail from poor families, particularly from Muslim community. Summer camps are also organized at these premises for imparting short-term vocational training free of cost. The Owaisi Livelihood School has 32 teachers/trainers and so far about 21,000 girls and women have been trained. Every year, about 3,000 beneficiaries are covered.
Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi served as the Member of Parliament from Hyderabad for six consecutive terms until stepping down in 2004 in favour of his elder son Asaduddin Owaisi. He took control of AIMIM in 1975 and was referred to as Salar E Millat (commander of the community). Sultan Saalahuddin Owaisi was considered to be the strongest person in Hyderabad politics as his power extended till the borders of Andhra Pradesh. Muslims in the State rallied behind him and he was considered to be the man who could tilt the Muslim vote bank in Andhra pradesh to whichever Party he felt like supporting. He was considered to be the most prominent Muslim Leader in Hyderabad.
“Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi was also appointed as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in 1984.”
|1||1978||1983||Member of Legislative Assembly (Independent)|
|2||1983||1984||Member of Legislative Assembly (Independent)|
|3||1984||1989||Elected to 8th Lok Sabha (Independent)|
|4||1989||1991||Elected to 9th Lok Sabha (MIM)|
|5||1991||1996||Elected to 10th Lok Sabha|
|6||1996||1998||Elected to 11th Lok Sabha|
|7||1998||1999||Elected to 12th Lok Sabha|
|8||1999||2004||Elected to 13th Lok Sabha|
|1||1985||1996||Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs|
|2||1996||1997||Member, Committee on Home Affairs|
|3||1996||1997||Member, Committee on Industry|
|4||1996||1997||Member, Committee on Finance|
|5||1998||1999||Member, Committee on Defence and its Sub-Committee-I|
After almost a decade of inactivity, the MIM was revived on 2nd March 1958 by Maulvi Abdul Wahed Owaisi, an eminent lawyer and graduate of the famous Jamia Nizamia, Hyderabad. Undeterred by the prevailing atmosphere of fear and misery among Muslims, he took up the onerous task of organizing the community. His message of hope soon caught the imagination of the masses who found a charismatic leader in their midst who was not afraid of taking on the might of the powers of the day. He was adoringly conferred the title of “Fakhr-e-Millat” by the community. Maulvi Abdul Wahed Owaisi renamed MIM as “ALL INDIA MAJLIS-E-ITTEHADUL MUSLIMEEN” (AIMIM) and converted it into a political party to protect the rights of the minorities enshrined in the Indian Constitution. His main contribution was integrating a disheartened Muslim community into India’s democratic and secular framework and political and electoral processes. Fakhr-e-Millat Maulvi Abdul Wahed Owaisi steered the party for 18 years (1958-1975) till his demise.
Nawab Bahadur Yar Jung was born on 3rd of February 1905. In 1938, Bahadur Yar Jung was elected President of the MIM (the party was called only Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) which had a cultural and religious manifesto. It soon acquired political complexion and became aligned with the Muslim League in British India.