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C. K. Jaffer Sharief
Shri CK Jaffer Sharief on strike to save Amanth Bank in Bangalore
|Minister of Railways|
21 June 1991 – 16 October 1995
|Prime Minister||P. V. Narasimha Rao|
|Preceded by||Janeshwar Mishra|
|Succeeded by||Ram Vilas Paswan|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Preceded by||K. Hanumanthaiah|
|Succeeded by||C. Narayanaswamy|
|Preceded by||C. Narayanaswamy|
|Succeeded by||H. T. Sangliana|
|Constituency||Bangalore North, Karnataka|
|Preceded by||M. V. Rajasekharan|
|Succeeded by||M. V. Chandrashekara Murthy|
|Minister of State, Railways|
|Prime Minister||Indira Gandhi|
Challakere Kareem Jaffer Sharief
3 November 1933
Challakere, Chitradurga, Kingdom of Mysore
(present-day Karnataka, India)
|Died||25 November 2018(aged 85)|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Challakere Kareem Jaffer Sharief (3 November 1933 – 25 November 2018) was an Indian politician. He was one of the senior most Indian National Congress leaders. He was the Railways Minister of the Government of India from 1991 until 1995.
Jaffer Sharief started his career in the Indian National Congress under Nijalingappa. After a split in the Congress, he took the side of Indira Gandhi. In 1980 as Railways minister, he was instrumental in gauge conversion of railways in the state, where all or most of the different gauges of tracks were converted to broad gauges, and thereby saving Railways a lot of money. He was also instrumental in getting the Wheel and Axle Plant in Bangalore.
In 2012, Sharief was cleared by the Supreme Court of charges relating to expenditure on a trip to London for medical treatment. Sharief had taken several ministry officials with him, which the court found was not inappropriate. Corruption charges were leveled against him during his tenure as Railway Minister.
Jaffer Sharief lost three members of his family, with his younger son in 1999, his wife in 2008 and his elder son in 2009, three days before his election to Lok Sabha.
CK Jaffer Sharief died at the age of 85 in Bengaluru on 25 November 2018.
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