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Former Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Faiz Mohammed Khan, popularly known as F.M. Khan, died in his Balayatrie estate in Kodagu today on 21 July. A close associate of former Chief Minister R. Gundu Rao, he leaves behind his wife and three daughters. The funeral was held next day at Rasulpur in Guddehosur in Kodagu.

Mr. Khan entered politics in the mid-sixties during the anti-Hindi agitation, and then joined the Congress party then led by Indira Gandhi. He became the General Secretary of State Youth Congress before becoming a member of the Legislative Council in 1974. Mr. Khan was a two-time Rajya Sabha MP, elected in 1976 and in 1982. He was also a former Vice-President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA). He had been away from politics for more than two decades. He was holding an annual flower show at his Balayatri estate in Somwarpet taluk.    

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 August 2016 on page no. 12

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