KHAN, SHRI KHURSHED ALAM, M.A., [Congress (I)—Uttar Pradesh, Farrukhabad, 1984] s. of late Shri Jan Alam Khan; b. at Pitaura Village, Farrukhabad District, February 5, 1919; ed. at Agra University and completed short Management Course from the Pennsylvania University (U.S.A.); m. Smt. Saeeda Khurshed; October 12, 1945; 1 s. and 3 d.; Agriculturist and Political and Social Worker; Union Minister of State for (i) Commerce, October, 1980—January, 1982, (ii) Tourism and Civil Aviation January, 1982—September, 1982, (iii) Tourism (Independent Charge) September, 1982—February, 1983 and (iv) Tourism and Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) February, 1983— December, 1984; Union Minister of State for External Affairs since December 31, 1984; Ex-Chairman, (i) Minorities Department, All India Congress (I) Committee (ii) Delhi State Haj Committee and (iii) Urdu Advisory Committee, Delhi Administration; and (iv) World Tourism Organisation; Chairman Board of Governors, Y.M.C.A., Institute of Engineering, Faridabad; Vice-Chairman, Governing Body, Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial College, Delhi; Patron, (i) Sir Syed Institute of Technology, Bahera Darbhanga, Bihar, (ii) Indian Literary Forum, New Delhi, (iii) Navrang Art Centre, New Delhi and (iv) Avadh Cultural Society, Bombay; (v) Indian International Cultural Centre and (vi) All India Indo-Arab Friendship Association, Delhi; Ex-Member—Secretary, High Power Panel on Minorities, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Weaker Sections, appointed by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India; Member, (i) Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, (ii) Executive Committee, Dr. Zakir Hussain Educational and Cultural Foundation, (iii) Governing Body of Shankar Lall Murlidhar Memorial Society, D.C.M., Delhi, (iv) Committee to look into problems of the people residing in the walled city of Delhi, and (v) Committee for organising relief measures for victims of Israeli aggression in Lebanon; (vi) National Council of Arts under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister, and (vii) Aligarh Muslim University Court; Ex-Member, (i) Railway Accidents Enquiry Committee, Ministry of Railways, Government of India (ii) Indian Institute of Road Transport, (iii) Metropolitan Transport Study Team, (iv) A. I. Sampradayikta Virodhi Committee, (v) Building Sub-Committee, Motilal Nehru College, New Delhi, (vi) Jamia Millia Islamia University Court, (vii) Governing Body of the Gargi College, New Delhi, (viii) Telephone Advisory Committee, Delhi (ix) Advisory Committee, Delhi Development Authority and (x) Zonal Import and Export Advisory Committee, North Zone; Member, Rajya Sabha, April, 1974—December 6, 1984.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Horticulture and reading, especially books on modern Urdu literature and biographies.
Special interests: Promotion and development of tourism, transport and traffic problems.
Publications: Written a few papers on Road transport problems apart from several articles and write-tips in various newspapers.
Travels abroad: Australia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belgium, France-Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malayasia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, U.K., U.S.A. and U.A.E.
Permanent address: Pitaura (Kaimganj) Farrukhabad District, Uttar Pradesh.