Shakeel Ahmad Khan

Dr. Shakeel Ahmad Khan (born 1 January 1965) is a member of the 16th assembly of Bihar state in India.[1][2][3] He is a National secretary of the Indian National Congress (INC).[4]

Dr. Shakeel Ahmad Khan
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Member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
ConstituencyKadwa (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
In office
ConstituencyKadwa (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Personal details
Born (1965-01-01) 1 January 1965 (age 57)
Kabar Kothi, Katihar, Bihar
Nationality India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseC.K. Khan
Children1 son and 1 daughter
ParentLate Shoib Khan (father)
Alma materJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Early lifeEdit

Shakeel Ahmad Khan was born in Kabar Kothi village of Katihar district in Bihar. He got his early education at his native village. He did his graduation from Patna University. However he moved to Delhi to pursue higher studies. He continued his education at Jawaharlal Nehru University from where he obtained M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D.[5][6][7]

Political careerEdit

Shakeel Ahmad Khan was first elected as MLA in 2015 from Kadwa assembly seat in Katihar district, Bihar.[8] He defeated his close contestant Chandra Bhushan Thakur from Bhartiya Janata Party with a margin of 5,799 votes. Shakeel Ahmad Khan got 56,141 votes, while his opponent could manage only 50,342 votes.[9]Kadwa is one of the 243 legislative assembly constituencies of Bihar. It is in Katihar district of the state. As per the implementation of the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India, the Dandkhora and Kadwa community development blocks are covered by the Kadwa assembly segment.

Shakeel Ahmad Khan started his political journey as student leader. He got elected as President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, New Delhi in the year 1992.[10][11][12][13] Though he was an activist of Students' Federation of India (SFI), a student wing of Communist Party of India (Marxist), he joined Indian National Congress in 1999 and got elevated to the position of Secretary of AICC.[14] Currently he is Party-in-Charge for the state of West Bengal.[15]

Posts heldEdit


  1. ^ "Shakeel Ahmad Khan, National Election Watch".
  2. ^ "Shakeel Ahmad Khan, No Corruption".
  3. ^ "Janpratinidhi".
  4. ^ "Congress Loses Identity in Bihar, the quint".
  5. ^ "Our Scholars, JNU".
  6. ^ "Former JNUSU office-bearers support students' struggle, The Hindu".
  7. ^ "Katihar's Mahagathbandhan Candidate Shakeel Ahmed, the quint".
  8. ^ "कदवा से शकील अहमद खान की जीत".
  9. ^ "Kadwa Election Results".
  10. ^ "Biharis dominated JNU students campus politics, Times of India".
  11. ^ "Clash over JNU reaches House, The Telegraph".
  12. ^ "Kanhaiya's predecessors: Where they are, what they do, The Indian Express".
  13. ^ "Attack on 'Main JNU Bol Raha Hoon' , Times of India".
  14. ^ "AICC Office Bearers".
  15. ^ "Cong vs Cong on Urdu, The Telegraph".
  16. ^ "NYKS Organises two days National Convention".
  17. ^ "India's commemoration of 1857 mutiny, New York Times".
  18. ^ "Nehru Yuvak Kendras' activities to be enhanced, PIB".
  19. ^ "Year Long 1857 Celebration".
  20. ^ "Mutinies of 1857 come alive at Red Fort".