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Azeez Sait

Born:  January 01, 1921
Died:  December 28, 2001

Mr. Azeez Sait introduced unique reforms in improving working conditions of Transport workers, established institutions such as Karnataka State Waqf Foundation for Women’s Development, introduced the concept of developing Waqf properties in order to perpetually use the Waqf incomes for the depressed sections of the society, restored serenity and magnificence to the Tipu Sultan mausoleum as the Chairman of the Tipu Waqf Estates and set up a few educational institutions for education of the poor Muslim children in Mysuru.

Mr. Sait held the portfolios of Labour, Transport, Education, Industry etc under various Chief Ministers and introduced innovative reforms. An able Legislator, Orator, and Administrator, Mr. Azeez Sait did not balk from raising genuine problems of Muslims and other depressed classes in public fora and even rebuking the Muslims for their irrational attitudes and sentimental approach to problems and issues.

Mr. Azeez Sait, veteran politician, MLA and Chairman of the Karnataka Minorities Commission born on 01-01-1921 and died here on December 28, 2001. He was 81. Azeez Sait was a leader in his own merit. Extremely popular among Beedi workers for the upliftment of whom he devoted several years, Mr. Sait was elected to the Karnataka Assembly four times from Narasimharaja constituency in Mysuru city. While thrice, it was on Congress ticket, once he represented Janata party. He was also elected from Dharwar South constituency to Lok Sabha and defeated another extremely popular Minister Mr. Nazeersab in that encounter.

He was buried in the Thahuffuz-e-Khabrasthan graveyard Mandi Mohalla of Mysore after funeral prayers at the city’s Central Eidgah. He leaves behind his widow, two sons and four daughters. Two of his sons and a daughter had predeceased him.

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