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    Veteran Congress leader and ex-UP Governor Aziz Qureshi dies at 83

    The Hawk
    March1/ 2024
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    Former Governors of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Mizoram, and senior Congress leader Aziz Qureshi, passes away after a prolonged illness, leaving behind a legacy of political service.

    Aziz Qureshi

    Bhopal: Former Uttar Pradesh Governor and senior Congress leader Aziz Qureshi passed away at a hospital here on Friday after a prolonged illness, a family member said.

    Qureshi was 83, his nephew Sufian Ali, who looked after him, said.

    "He was not keeping well for some time and breathed his last at a private hospital in Bhopal around 11 am," he said.

    Qureshi had served as the governor of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Mizoram.

    He was first elected as an MLA in 1972 from Sehore seat in Madhya Pradesh and became a Lok Sabha member in 1984, Ali said.

    Qureshi was single. His last rites will be performed later this evening, he added.