Fifth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile


SALEBHOY, SHRI ABDUL KADER, (Cong.) Maharashtra-Bombay Central-South—1971, Son of Shri Kadar; b. on May 4, 1913; m. Smt. Rubab, November 26, 1945; 1 d.; Social Worker; left studies in 1930 to join Satyagraha; imprisoned thrice, during 1930, 1932 and 1943; President, Mandvi Congress Committee, 1942; Vice-President, Bombay Pradesh Congress Committee since 1970; Member, Bombay Provincial Congress Committee; elected to the Bombay Municipal Corporation for three terms, 1939-48, 1948-52 and 1954-57; Chairman, (i) Schools Committee, 1945-46 and (ii) Standing Committee, 1949-50; elected as Leader of the Congress Municipal Party, 1954; elected Mayor of Bombay, 1956-57; instrumental in starting a permanent "Mayor's Fund" for helping sufferers of natural calamities all over India; elected to Bombay Legislative Assembly, 1952 and 1957; elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, 1962; Chief Whip of the Congress Party in State Legislature, 1960-62; Minister of Prohibition and Wakf, Maharashtra, 1962; resigned under "Party before Power" scheme; visited Saudi Arabia as a Member of the "Fact Finding Commission" concerning facilities for Hajis; Indian Delegate to the Anti-Atomic and Hydrogen Bomb Conference at Tokyo and Hiroshima, 1964; led Indian Delegation at a Symposium held by the United Nations on Racial Discrimination at Younde, Cameroun, Africa, 1971.

Social activities:  Worked in Trade Union Movement and also in Co-operative movement; President and Secretary of different Co-operative Societies such as Housing, Hand-made paper, etc.; President, (i) Kashmir Committee, Bombay and (ii) Indo-G.D.R. Friendship Association; Chairman, (i) Bharat Yuvak Samaj since 1959, (ii) Indo-Nepal Friendship Association since 1956 and (iii) Freedom Fighters' Association, Bombay; Secretary, All-Party Kashmir Committee, Bombay; Member, Port Haj Committee for several years; Convener, Freedom Fighters Convention, Bombay, 1966.

Hobbies:  Reading and sports.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Playing cards.

Special interest:  Uplift of villages in Aurangabad District.

Sports:  Cricket and swimming.

Travels abroad:  China, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, U.A.R., Kuwait, Bahrain, German Democratic Republic and many European Asian and African countries.

Permanent address:  H. No. 17, Rehmat Manzil, Veer Nariman Road, Bombay-20, Maharashtra.