Maulana Asrar-ul-Haque Qasmi, renowned Islamic scholar and Congress Lok Sabha MP from Bihar’s Kishanganj constituency, died in the early hours of Friday following a heart attack. He was 76.
Qasmi won the Kishanganj seat in 2009 general elections by contesting on an Indian National Congress ticket. He was reelected twice in the 2014 general elections by defeating BJP’s Dilip Kumar Jaiswal, that too, with a margin of over 1 lakh votes.
He was a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and also a founder member of the All India Milli Council.
He had worked a lot in educational field in Bihar’s one of the most backward districts.
He was buried after Friday prayer in his native town in Kishanganj.