Bengaluru sources have stated that former Congress minister and a prominent Muslim leader from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, Qamar ul Islam, passed away at the age of 69, due to cardiac arrest, here on September 18. Islam was the All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary-in-charge for Kerala.
Meanwhile Islam began his political career in 1978 with the Muslim League, when he got elected to the Karnataka Assembly. He went on to serve for six terms as an MLA in Karnataka. Moreover according to sources with time, he had emerged as the unchallenged Muslim leader in the Gulbarga city.
According to sources Qamar ul Islam has also
chaired numerous charitable trusts, including the Hyderabad Karnataka Urdu
Front, and the Al Qamar Nursing College, among others.