Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury


Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury (born 12 January 1938) is an Indian politician and former Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.[1] He has represented the Maldaha Dakshin (Lok Sabha constituency) since 2009. He first elected M.P from his brother A.B.A. Ghani Khan Choudhury's seat Malda (Lok Sabha constituency) as a member of the Indian National Congress party.[2]

Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Preceded byNew Seat
ConstituencyMaldaha Dakshin
In office
Preceded byA.B.A. Gani Khan Choudhury
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare
In office
22 September 2012 – 16 May 2014
PresidentPranab Mukherjee
Preceded bySudip Bandyopadhyay
Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byDinesh Chandra Joarder
Succeeded byBiswanath Ghosh
Personal details
Born (1938-01-12) 12 January 1938 (age 84)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Ruth Khan Choudhury
ChildrenIsha Khan Choudhury
Residence(s)Sahazalalpur, English Bazar, Malda
ProfessionPolitical, Social Worker

Early lifeEdit

A.H Khan was born into a Bengali Muslim family in Malda district, West Bengal. His father, Khan Bahadur Abu Hayat B. Khan Choudhury was a Zamindar in Malda district during British Raj.[3][4]

Political careerEdit

Khan served MLA of Kaliachak from 1996 to 2006.After his brother A.B.A. Ghani Khan Choudhury death's he was elected to M.P from Malda (Lok Sabha constituency) as a member of the Indian National Congress party. From 22 September 2012 to 16 May 2014 he served as Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare under UPA Government.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Abu Hasem Kahn Chowdhury(Indian National Congress(INC)):Constituency- MALDAHA DAKSHIN(WEST BENGAL) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". myneta.info. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Detailed Profile: Shri Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury". Loksabha. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury | National Portal of India". www.india.gov.in. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. ^ Bagchi, Suvojit (21 April 2019). "The Ghani Khan Chowdhury legacy and Malda". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". loksabhaph.nic.in. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury Biography - About family, political life, awards won, history". www.elections.in. Retrieved 19 March 2020.