Abubakar Abdul Rahim (7 February 1920 – 31 August 1995) was an Indian politician, freedom fighter, and union minister.[6] He was born to Sri Abubecker in Kollam.[7] The government run District Hospital of Kollam district was renamed after him in commemoration.

Abubakar Abdul Rahim
Governor of Meghalaya[1]
In office
27 July 1989 – 8 May 1990
Preceded byHarideo Joshi
Succeeded byMadhukar Dighe
Union Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs[2]
In office
2 September 1982 – 31 October 1984
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Succeeded byRam Niwas Mirdha
In office
4 November 1984 – 31 December 1984
Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs[2]
In office
15 January 1982 – 2 September 1982
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Minister for Health, Agriculture and Industries,Travancore-Cochin state[3]
In office
Chief MinisterPanampilly Govinda Menon
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha[4]
In office
Preceded byVayalar Ravi
Succeeded byThalekkunnil Basheer
Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly[5]
In office
Preceded byP. K. Sukumaran
Succeeded byV. V. Joseph
In office
Preceded byInaugural holder
Succeeded byT. K. Divakaran
Personal details
Born(1920-02-07)7 February 1920
Died31 August 1995(1995-08-31) (aged 75)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Smt. Fathima
Children3 sons, 3daughter
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Early life and educationEdit

A. A. Rahim was born on February 7, 1920 in Chirayinkil village in Travancore state, as the son of Shri Abubeker Kunju. He completed his primary education from Govt. English school, Quilon. After completing, he went to St. Berchman's college Chanaganassery. Subsequently, he earned a degree from Mohammadans college Madras and after University college Trivandrum. He was a Social and political activist in his early life.[8]

Political careerEdit

He came through the Student Movement of the Indian National Congress. He became the President of the District Congress Committee of Kollam, and also held position viz. KPCC Executive Member, AICC Member. He held portfolios like Industries, Health, Agriculture in the Panampilli Govinda Menon's Travancore Cochin State Ministry in 1954. He was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1957, '60, '65, '70, '77. In 1965 he was elected to the legislative assembly but no single party could form a ministry commanding majority and hence this election is considered abortive. On March 25, President's rule was invoked for the fourth time.[9][10] In 1980 he was elected to the Loksabha from Chirayinkil Constituency and served as the Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Justice, Law and company affairs in the Third Indira Gandhi Ministry from 1982-84. In 1989–90 he also served as the Governor of Meghalaya.[11]

Other positions heldEdit

  • KPCC Vice President
  • President Quilon DCC
  • Member, AICC
  • Member, Governing Council, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Chairman, lqbal Arts College, Trivandrum
  • Member, Cochin University Senate
  • Chairman, Governing Council, Thangal Kunju Musliar Engineering College, Quilon
  • Chairman, Malikdhinar Educational Trust, Quilon
  • Member, Central Wakf Board
  • Director, Hindustan Insecticides
  • Board Member, United Electricals and Allied Industries, Khadi and Village Industries
  • Deputy Leader, Kerala Legislative Assembly
  • Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Estimates Committee and several other legislative committees.
  • Member, Committee of Privileges.
  • Managing Editor, Prabhatham Daily[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "List of Governors of Meghalaya". Mapsofindia.
  2. ^ a b "Council of Ministers | National Portal of India". www.india.gov.in.
  3. ^ "General Info - Kerala Legislature". www.niyamasabha.org.
  4. ^ "1980 India General (7th Lok Sabha) Elections Results". www.elections.in.
  5. ^ "Members - Kerala Legislature". www.niyamasabha.org.
  6. ^ "Meet commemorates A.A. Rahim". 2 September 2015 – via www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "A. A. Rahim". niyamasabha.org. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Members Bioprofile". loksabhaph.nic.in.
  9. ^ "History of Kerala Legislature". Kerala Government. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  10. ^ http://www.ceo.kerala.gov.in/pdf/KLA/KL_1965_ST_REP.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  11. ^ "Meet commemorates A.A. Rahim". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2 September 2015. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 March 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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