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Former Rajya Sabha MP Abdul Samad Siddiqui dies

Former Rajya Sabha member, veteran socialist politician and prominent educationist Abdul Samad Siddiqui breathed his last on Monday at a private hospital in Hyderabad.

He died after a prolonged illness, reported The Cognate.

Siddiqui was a Member of parliament (Rajya Sabha) from Hyderabad – Karnataka region from 1988 till 1994.

Abdul Samad Siddiqui who started his political journey with Janata Party which later merged to form Janata Dal, served as the National General Secretary of the Janata Dal.

After the split in the Janata Dal he co-founded the Lok Shakti which once was a state party in Karnataka, with former Karnataka CM Ramakrishna Hegde and many Janata Dal leaders. Samad Siddiqui served as the national vice-president of Lok Shakti from its inception.

He joined Bahujan Samaj Party in February 2013 during a rally in Bangalore.

Siddiqui was also one of the prominent Muslim leaders from the North Karnataka region, known for his role in building educational institutes for the poor.

Siddiqui established numerous educational institutions like New Education Society, Millat Education Society etc. across Raichur city in the last 35 years of his life as an educationist and politician.

He was also at the forefront of the agitation to support establishment of Indian Institute of Technology at Raichur.

Former Rajya Sabha member and prominent educationist Abdul Samad Siddiqui breathed his last on Monday at a private hospital in Hyderabad.

He died after a prolonged illness, reported The Cognate.

Siddiqui was a Member of parliament (Rajya Sabha) from Hyderabad – Karnataka region from 1988 till 1994.

Abdul Samad Siddiqui who started his political journey with Janata Party which later merged to form Janata Dal, served as the National General Secretary of the Janata Dal.

After the split in the Janata Dal he co-founded the Lok Shakti which once was a state party in Karnataka, with former Karnataka CM Ramakrishna Hegde and many Janata Dal leaders. Samad Siddiqui served as the national vice-president of Lok Shakti from its inception.

He joined Bahujan Samaj Party in February 2013 during a rally in Bangalore.

Siddiqui was also one of the prominent Muslim leaders from the North Karnataka region, known for his role in building educational institutes for the poor.

Siddiqui established numerous educational institutions like New Education Society, Millat Education Society etc. across Raichur city in the last 35 years of his life as an educationist and politician.

He was also at the forefront of the agitation to support establishment of Indian Institute of Technology at Raichur.

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