September | Sunday | 27, 2015 :: Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed passed away at a private hospital in Mumbai. Ahmed was suffering from cancer and admitted to Lilavati Hospital last week. He was 73 and is survived by wife, one son and two daughters.
Besides dabbling in politics, where he started his career in Congress, Ahmed also had a flair for writing, especially in Urdu. Ahmed held two master’s degrees (in Hindi and English) and a doctorate in Urdu.
Syed Ahmed (born March 6, 1945) was an Indian politician, author and a member of the Congress Party. He was sworn in as the sixteenth Governor of Manipur on May 16, 2015.
Ahmed holds two master’s degrees in both Hindi and English and a doctorate in Urdu. He has written an autobiography, Pagdandi se Shahar Tak. His other works authored include Maktal se Manzil, Kafas se Chaman and Jange-Azaadi Me Urdu Shayari.
Ahmed joined the Indian National Congress in 1977. He was elected to the Vidhan Sabha five times as a representative of the Nagpada constituency in Mumbai. He also served as a state minister in Maharashtra.
On August 26, 2011, Indian President Pratibha Patil appointed Ahmed as the eighth Governor of the northern state of Jharkhand. He was chosen to succeed M. O. H. Farook, who was appointed Governor of Kerala on the same day by President Patil. Syed Ahmed was sworn in as the Governor of Jharkhand on September 4, 2011. Ahmed was administered the oath of office by acting Jharkhand Chief Justice Prakash Chandra Tatiya at the state Raj Bhavan. Dr Syed Ahmad was shifted to Manipur in May 2015.
On May 16, 2015, Dr Syed Ahmad was sworn in as the Governor of Manipur at the Raj Bhavan in Imphal. Chief Justice of Manipur High Court Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Dr Syed Ahmad.