E. T. Mohammed Basheer Wiki, Profile, Family Update.
E. T. Mohammed Basheer
Constituency: Ponnani, Kerala
Born/Date of Birthday: 1 July 1946
Place of Birth: Malappuram, Madras Presidency, British India
Political party: Indian Union Muslim League
Educational & Professional Qualification: S.S.L.C.
Educated at: Chaliyam Impichi High School
Graduation date: 1964
Spouse(s): Rukhiya Basheer
Children: 3 sons and 1 daughter
Permanent Address: "Soumyam" Mapram, P.O. Cheruvanyur, Vazhakkad, Malappuram, Kerala-673645
Official Website: mpofficeponnani.com
E. T. Mohammed Basheer (born 1 July 1946) is an Indian politician and social worker who serves as the Member of Parliament from Ponnani Parliament Constituency of the Indian state Kerala.
Basheer was first elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1985. He served as the Kerala state Education Minister (1991–96 and 2001–06) under K. Karunakaran, A. K. Antony and Oommen Chandy. He has been a member of Parliament from 2009 (three terms, 2009, 2014 and 2019).
Basheer is the National Organising Secretary and Kerala State Party Secretary of Indian Union Muslim League. He also leads the League in Lok Sabha (the Lower House).
Life and career
Baheer was born on 1 July 1946 to E. T. Moosakutty and Fathima at Mapram, Vazhakkad, in present-day Malappuram District. He entered politics through Muslim Students Federation (M. S. F.), the student wing of Indian Union Muslim League.
He later served as the Kondotty Mandalam Committee President, Malappuram District Committee Secretary and State Secretariat Member of Indian Union Muslim League.
He is married to Rukhiya Basheer.
Basheer actively engaged in trade union field and became Kerala State Secretary of Swatantra Thozhilali Union (S. T. U). He also worked as president of various trade unions affiliated to S. T. U. in industrial firms like:
- Mavoor Gwalior Rayons
- Malabar Cements, Palakkad, Edarikode Textiles
- Kerala Electrical and Allied, Kundara
- Malabar Spinning Mills, Kozhikode
- Modern Spinning Mills, Kozhikode
- Steel Complex, Kozhikode
- K. S. D. C. Kuttipuram
He was also Member in Kerala Agricultural University Senate, Kerala State Orphanage Control Board and Industries Relationship Committee.
As Minister for Education (1991–96 and 2001–06)
As Minister for Education, Basheer was instrumental in promoting the concept of Self-financing Colleges.
Introduction of Grading System at the Secondary and Higher Secondary Levels.
Establishment of Kannur University, Sanskrit University, Kaladi & National University of Advanced Legal Studies at Kochi.
Expansion of information technology enabled education and the inclusion of information technology as a part of curriculum in Secondary Level.
Implemented special package for the education and social upliftment of the physically and mentally handicapped children.
- Central Advisory Board of Education (C. A. B. E.)
- Government of India Committee on Decentralisation of Education Management
- Janardhana Reddy Commission on National Educational Policy
- Minority Education Monitoring Committee
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