Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Antulay, Shri Abdul Rehman
Constituency   : Kulaba (Maharashtra)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Email Address : arantulay[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in, antulay1928[AT]yahoo[DOT]co[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri Hafiz Abdul Gafoor
Mother's Name Smt. Zohrabi
Date of Birth 09 Feb 1929
Place of Birth Village Ambet Distt. Raigad( Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 17 May 1959
Spouse's Name Smt. Nargis Antulay
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 3
B.A. (Hons.), Barrister-At -Law
Educated at Bombay University and Lincolin`s Inn, London
Profession Advocate
Social Worker, Writer
Permanent Address
(i) Vill. Ambet, District Raigad,
(ii) 158, Moonlight Building, Maharshi Karve Road,
Tels. (011) 22883333, 22885678
Present Address
1, Jantar Mantar Road,
New Delhi- 110 001
Tels. (011) 23351112, 23359788, 9868180999 (M)
Positions Held
1960-62 Chief, Youth Congress, Maharashtra
1962 President, District Congress Committee, Maharashtra
1962-69 General Secretary, P.C.C., Maharashtra (for seven years)
1962-76 and 1980-89 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
1962 Chairman, Committee on Non-official Bills and Resolutions, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
1967 Chairman, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Chairman, Estimates Committee, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Oct. 1969 - Feb.1976 Minister of State, Law and Judiciary, Ports and Fisheries etc., Government of Maharashtra
Elevated to Cabinet rank Minister of Law & Judiciary, Building, Communication and Housing, Government of Maharashtra
1976-1980 Member, Rajya Sabha
June1980-January 1982 Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra
1991-93 Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings
June 1995 - May 1996 Union Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare (also held additional charge of Water Resources during Feb.-May 1996)
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1993-94 Member, Standing Committee, Ministry of Railways
1993-95 Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Facilities and Remuneration to Members of Parliament
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)
29 Jan.2006-onwards Cabinet Minister of Minority Affairs

Books Published
(i)Parliamentary Privilege (compilation of his five articles published in the Times of India) ; (ii) Mahajan Report - Uncovered; (iii) Appointment of a Chief Justice; and (iv) Democracy- Parliamentary or Presidential? (compilation of his speeches and interviews)
Social And Cultural Activities
Started career as active social worker in 1945; notable achievements include construction of (i) a jetty on the bank of Savitri river, Bankot (Khadi) Creek through `Shramdan`, and worked with own hands along with the villagers of Ambet; (ii) road between the village Ambet and Lonere Goregaon (then in Kulaba, now in Raigad district) to connect his village to NH-17
Special Interests
Social causes; service of the weaker section of the society and upliftment of downtrodden
Countries Visited
Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, U.K. and U.S.S.R.
Other Information
Rendered whole-hearted assistance to Smt. Indira Gandhi during her perseciton and prosecution between 1977 and1980 and remained steadfastly loyal and supportive to her against all odds; during his Chief Ministership in 1980-82, initiated (i) Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana for the poor and downtrodden and (ii) Sanjay Gandhi Swawlamban Yojana; paid out of State treasury loans to the poor and marginal farmers to the tune of 59 crore rupees; built (Shaheed) Hutatma Smarak in every village wherein one or more persons laid down their life for the cause of freedom; in all, over 250 such villages in the State of Maharashtra have a (Shaheed) Hutatma Samarak - a unique initiative till date

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