Monday, January 16, 2012



  Born on 10th May, 1941 at Androth Island in the Union Territory of Lakshdweep, Shri Padannatha Mohammad Sayeed took his B.Com. Degree from Government Arts College, Mangalore and L.L.B. from Sidhartha Law College, Bombay.  He is an advocate by profession.  He is married to Smt. A.B. Rahmath Sayeed.
            Shri P.M. Sayeed was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs on 19th January, 1993 to 15th September, 1995 and Minister of State in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting from 16th September, 1995 to May, 1996.  Earlier he had been a member of the Union Council of Minister as Minister of State for Steel, Mines and Coal during 1979-80.
            Shri Sayeed has the unique distinction of having been elected ten times in a row to the Lok Sabha from the 4th to the 13th Lok Sabha.  He has been representing Lakshadweep right from the time it was declared a parliamentary constituency and he became eligible to contest as MP from age point of view.  He was first elected as an Independent in 1967.  He was the youngest MP in the 4th Lok Sabha.  He was the lone member who was returned unopposed in the Lok Sabha in 1971.  He was again elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977, 1980, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998 and 1999 from Lakshadweep.
            Shri Sayeed was unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of 12th Lok Sabha in December, 1998 and held this position till dissolution in April, 1999.  He was again unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of the 13th Lok Sabha in October, 1999.  He has taken over as Minister of Power on 25th May, 2004.
By virtue of his hard, sincere and dedicated work Shri Sayeed rose from the rank and file in the Congress party to play a prominent role at the national level.  In January, 2000 he became a member of C.W.C., the highest body in the Congress Party.
            Shri Sayeed is equally respected by the ruling party as well as the Opposition Members.  During his long parliamentary career, Shri Sayeed has been a member of several important Parliamentary Committees and made valuable contribution.
Shri Sayeed has also been associated with the Advisory Council for the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, Advisory Committee (Lakshadweep) attached to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Central Haj Committee (1968-70), Central Haj Advisory Board (1970-71), National Welfare Board for Seafarers (1974-77), Island Development Authority (1984 – till date), Rules Committee, General Purpose Committee and the Official Language Committee.  He led Indian Haj Delegation to Saudi Arabia in 1994.  He was also a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee constituted to probe into the share market scam.
            Shri Sayeed is a widely traveled person having visited Canada, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Australia, Japan, Mongolia, China, United States of America, Holland, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, East Germany, West Germany, USSR, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, U.A.E., Egypt, Bahrain, Italy, Iraq, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Togo and Maldives.  Shri Sayeed has represented the country as a member in several important Indian Delegations abroad. 
            Shri Sayeed is a lover of Soccer and Badminton.  His hobbies are reading, listening to music and public service. 

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