SAMBHALI, MAULANA ISHAQ, Fazil-e-Deoband, Fazil-e-Tafsir, (Comm.) U.P.—Amroha—1971, Son of Maulana Ahmad Hassan; b. at Thana Dhawan, District Muzaffarnagar, October 6, 1921; ed. at Darul Uloom, Deoband and Lucknow University; m. Smt. Najma Begum, June 11, 1953; 2 s. and 2 d.; Journalist, Author and Agriculturist; was associated with the Indian National Congress, K.M.P.P. and P.S.P.; imprisoned twice during freedom movement; General Secretary (i) Congress Committee Sambhal, 1937, (ii) Congress Committee Deoband, 1945; and (iii) Congress Workers’ Assembly Deoband, 1944 and (iv) P.S.P.; Provincial Secretary, K.M.P.P.; Organising Secretary, All India National Solidarity Council, 1963; Secretary, All India Peace Council, 1967; Member, (i) A.I.C.C., 1948-50; (ii) U.P.C.C, 1946-50, (iii) District Board Moradabad, 1958-64 and again since 1967; (iv) UP. Waqf Board, 1958-59, (v) Haj Committee, Bombay Port, 1968-71; Working Committee, Jamait Ulmai Hind, U.P. since 1964; Member (i) U.P. Legislative Council, 1958-64, (ii) Assurances Committee, U.P. 1959-64, (iii) Cooperative Standing Committee, U.P., 1958-64; (iv) Business Advisory Committee, U.P. Legislative Council, 1958-64, (v) Public Accounts Committee, U.P., 1963, (vi) Joint Select Committee Cooperative Amendment Bill, U.P., 1962; Chief Whip, United Opposition Forum, U.P. Legislative Council, 1959-64; Member, (i) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; (ii) Committee on Assurances, Lok Sabha, 1967-70, (iii) Estimates Committee of Parliament, 1970, and (iv) Joint Select Committee, Road Transport Amendment Bill, 1968; Deputy Chief Whip, CPI Group in Lok Sabha.
Social activities: General Secretary (i) Rifah-e-Aam Club, Lucknow, 1955-57 and 1964-66 and (ii) U.P. Kisan Sabha up to 1963; Member, (i) Executive Committee Hind inter College, Sambhal, (ii) Executive Committee, Shiv H. S. School Gajraula, (iii) Managing Committee, M. G. Memorial Degree College; Chairman, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Girls School, Sambhal.
Hobbies: Political work and social uplift.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading literature.
Travels abroad: Saudi Arabia, East Germany and USSR.
Permanent address: P.O. Sambhal, District, Moradabad, U.P.