Mohammed Salim (politician)

Mohammed Salim
মহম্মদ সেলিম
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Raiganj
Assumed office
Preceded by Deepa Dasmunsi
Member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Assumed office
19 April 2015
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Calcutta North East
In office
Preceded by Ajit Kumar Panja
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Minister for Technical Education and Training, Youth Welfare, Minority Development and Welfare, Self Employment
In office
16 May 2001  17 May 2004
Governor Viren J. Shah
Preceded by Satyasadhan Chakraborty
Succeeded by Manab Mukherjee
In office
Preceded by Sultan Ahmed
Succeeded by Md. Abu Sufayen
Constituency Entally
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)
for West Bengal
In office
Prime Minister V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar
P. V. Narasimha Rao
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
H. D. Deve Gowda
I. K. Gujral
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
In office
1996  2002 (Two terms)
Personal details
Born (1957-06-05) 5 June 1957
Khidirpore, South Calcutta, West Bengal
Political party CPI(M)
Spouse(s) Dr. Rosina Khatun
Children 2 sons

14/1D, Kabitirtha Sarani, P.O. Khidirpore, PS Watganj, Calcutta Chittaranjan S.S. Hospital, 1, Beltala Rd.Kolkata-700026

Alma mater

University of Calcutta
Maulana Azad College

University of Jadavpur
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [[1]]

Mohammed Salim (born 5 June 1957) is an Indian politician, belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was inducted in the politbuero of C.P.I.(M.) in the 21st party congress organised at Vishakhapatnam in 2015. He is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha, representing Raiganj constituency.[2] Earlier, he was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha, representing the Calcutta North East constituency of West Bengal.[1] After delimitation, in the 2009 Lok Sabha election Salim contested the new Calcutta North constituency, and lost to Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress.[3][4]

Early life

Born on 5 June 1957 in the Kidderpore area of South Kolkata to Azizul Haque, an employee of Kolkata Port, and Ladly Haque, Salim was one of nine siblings. Their family could barely make ends meet and survival was a struggle, perhaps that is what instilled mental toughness and calmness in front of adversity, in Salim's character. From his childhood days, Salim was a studious boy, though he excelled in playing football and himself was an avid football fan. He did his schooling from St. Barnabas High School, Calcutta. Due to financial constraints, he would tutor his juniors or classmates to pay for his school fees and tiffin expenses. From his schooldays he came in contact with the communist ideology that he would be identified with in the future. After finishing his schooling he decided that he would study Humanities, so he decided to spend some time away from home during the time science stream forms were distributed. During this time, he was saved from drowning in a village in Uluberia by a woman, with whose family he still maintains contact. He joined the prestigious Maulana Azad College to study philosophy. During his college days, he became a part of the contemporary student's movement in West Bengal and became an active member of the Students' Federation of India. He was elected General Secretary of the student's union of his college immediately after re-imposition of democracy post the Indian Emergency. He has claimed that the Emergency was the most influential event in his life, which made him opt for politics. After passing out from Maulana Azad College he enrolled in Jadavpur University to obtain his Masters in Philosophy. During his days of student activism in Jadavpur, he met up with his future colleagues at CPI(M) Nilotpal Basu and Manab Mukherjee.


  1. 1 2 Archived 5 September 2004 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "General Elections to Lok Sabha 2014 Constituency Wise Trends & Results". West Bengal. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  3. Partywise Trends & Result. ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA 2005
  4. "Selim drowns in Mamata wave". The Statesman, 17 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
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