8th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

JAMILUR RAHMAN, SHRI, B.A., B.L., [Congress (I)óBihar, Kishanganj, 1984]  s. of Shri Zillur Rahman; b. at Chandardai Village, Purnea District, November 30, 1930; ed. at Zila School, Purnea, B. N. College, Patna and Law College, Patna and Patna University; m. Smt. Noorun Nisa, 1948; Agriculturist and Advocate; was arrested and jailed for about a month for leading a demonstration against the expulsion of Smt. Indira Gandhi from the membership of Lok Sabha and her arrest; Assistant Public Prosecutor, District Purnea, 1967-71; Secretary, Minority Cell, A.I.C.C., New Delhi, 1974-76; Member, (i) 20-Point Programme Committee of the State of Bihar, 1980-82, (ii) District 20-Point Economic Programme Committee, 1980-84; Secretary, Bazme Adab, B. N. College, Patna, 1948-50; General Secretary, (i) Araria Public Library, Araria, 1956-58, (ii) Anjuman Tarraqqi-e-Urdu, Purnea, 1962-64 and  (iii) Anjuman Islamia, Purnea, 1969-71; Assistant Secretary, Bar-Association, Purnea, 1956-58; Joint Secretary, Bar-Association, Purnea, 1962-64; Member, (i) Aligarh Muslim University Court, 1971-72 and (ii) Managing Committee Azad Academy, Araria, District Purnea; Member, Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77 and Seventh Lok Sabha 1980-84; Member, (i) Congress Parliamentary Party Executive Committee, 1971-77, (ii) Estimates Committee, (iii) Committee on Subordinate Legislation, (iv) Committee on Children's Adoption Bill, (v) Public Accounts Committee, 1982-84 and (vi) Joint Committee on Office of Profit, 1980-84; Member, Consultative Committee; Ministries of (i) Information and Broadcasting, 1971-77, (ii) Law, Justice and Company Affairs, 1981-82 and (iii) Home Affairs, 1983-84 and (iv) Ministry of Petroleum, 1985; Member, (i) Central Waqf Council and (ii) Delegation of South East Asian Friendship Society to Moscow and East Germany, 1972.

Special activities:  Organisation of the unorganised weaker sections of society and encouraging the spread of education amongst the illiterates; helped in the establishment of Millat High School at Sarveli P.S. Amour, District Purnea and construction of Harijan Upper Primary School Building in (i) Kishanganj, (ii) Ghat Burdwan Toti and (iii) Juljuli; upliftment of the downtrodden and improving the conditions of havenots; donated land to Harijans and landless under Bhoodan Movement.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Participation in and organisation of stage dramas and sports.

Special interests:  Social Welfare, national integration and foreign relations.

Sports and clubs:  Table Tennis, Volley-ball and Badminton.

Travels abroad:  Saudi Arabia (performed Haj, 1968 and 1983), U.S.S.R., East Germany, West Germany, Switzerland, France, U.K. and Lebanon.

Permanent address:  Chandardai Village and P.O., via Araria P.S. Purnea District, Bihar.