Thirteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Farook, Shri M.O.H.
Constituency   : Pondicherry (Pondicherry)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Email Address : farookm[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri M.O. Hasan Kuthoos Maricar
Mother's Name Smt. Seyed Sultangani
Date of Birth 06 Sep 1937
Place of Birth Karikal (Pondicherry)
Marital Status Widower
Date of Marriage 09 Oct 1960
Spouse's Name Late Smt. S.A. Kadhija Nachiyal
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 2
B.A. (Economics)
Educated at Loyola College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Profession Social Worker
Permanent Address
64, Saffron Street,
Pondicherry- 605 001
Present Address
10, Pandit Pant Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
(011) 23357009
Positions Held
1964-91 Member, Pondicherry Legislative Assembly
1964-67 and 1980-85 Speaker, Pondicherry Legislative Assembly (two terms)
1967-68, 1969-74 and 1985-90 Chief Minister, Pondicherry (three terms)
March-Dec. 1990 Leader of Opposition, Pondicherry Legislative Assembly
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1991-96 Member, Joint Committee to Enquire into Irregularities in Securities and Banking Transactions
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology
Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
June 1991- Dec. 1992 Union Minister of State, Civil Aviation and Tourism
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Deputy Chief Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

Special Interests
Books, women welfare and upliftment of the downtrodden
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, sports, social work and horticulture
Sports and Clubs
Tennis; Member, Circle-de-Pondicherry
Countries Visited
Australia, France, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, U.K., U.S.A. and erstwhile U.S.S.R.; attended World Tamil Conference at Paris, 1970, Disarmament Conference at Vienna; attended a Seminar at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University, U.S.A.; Deputy Leader and Leader, Haj Goodwill Delegation in 1987 and 1989 respectively; visited Syria in 1991 for signing a protocol on Tourism
Other Information
Participated in struggle for liberation of Pondicherry as a student, during 1953-54 when Pondicherry was a French colony; Member, Central Haj Committee, Mumbai, 1975-2000

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