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Iftikhar Hussain Ansari

Indian politician

Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari (Kashmiri: मौलवी इफ्तिखार हुसैन अंसारी (Devanagari), مولوی افتخار حسین ااری (Nastaleeq)) (26 April 1940 – 30 September 2014) was a Kashmiri Shia cleric, politician and a businessman. He succeeded his father Molvi Muhammad Jawad Ansari as president of All Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association in Jammu & Kashmir in 1962.[1]

Iftikhar Hussain Ansari
افتخار حسین انصاری
ConstituencyPattan, Baramulla, Kashmir
Personal details
Born26 April 1942
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Died30 September 2014(2014-09-30) (aged 72)
Dar-ul-Jawad, Qamarwari Srinagar
Political partyJammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party, Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference
Other political
affiliations
President, All Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association, Chairman, Imam Hussain A.S Charitable Trust
ChildrenImran Raza Ansari, Irfan Raza Ansari, and a daughter
ResidenceSrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Alma materSultanul Madaris, Lucknow, India

He was a sitting member of Jammu and Kashmir's Legislative Assembly for the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party. He was earlier a member of National Conference and Congress.[2] He was also a business tycoon with interest in car dealerships.

On morning of 30 September 2014, Iftikhar Hussain died of due to cirrhosis, aged 74.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Shias of Kashmir: Socio-Political Dilemmas". Kashmir Observer. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  2. "Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari". Kashmir Life. Retrieved 24 April 2013.