Age: 63 Years
Marital Status: Widowed
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3”
|Political Party||Indian National Congress (INC)
|Political Journey||• Elected as MLA from Gulbarga Uttar in 2018
• Re-elected as MLA from Gulbarga Uttar in 2023
|Date of Birth||21 August 1959 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||Years|
|Birthplace||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, (now Hyderabad, Telangana) India|
|Hometown||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|School||Government Junior College, Nampally in Hyderabad, Telangana|
|Educational Qualification||She is a 12th pass. My Neta|
|Religion||Islam The Indian Express|
|Food Habit||Non-vegetarian Bidar Live - DeccanDigest - Facebook|
|Controversies||• Accused of Land Encroachment: In 2012, Kaneez Fatima made headlines in a land encroachment case after her purchase of 22 acres of agricultural land in Gulbarga was nullified by the Assistant Commissioner of Gulbarga. It was the former minister S K Kantha who had filed a complaint alleging that the purchase was illegal and violated the Karnataka Land Reforms Act, 1961, which prohibited the purchase of agricultural land by any person other than an agriculturist. The act also stated that the annual income of the purchaser or his/her family or of the undivided family from non-agricultural activities should not exceed Rs two lakh, for five years preceding the year of purchase. The Gulbarga tehsildar submitted a report to the Assistant Commissioner, which stated that Fatima's husband, Qamar ul Islam, ran schools and owned commercial complexes; therefore, Fatima's income exceeded Rs two lakh per annum. Consequently, The Assistant Commissioner declared Fatima's purchase of land void, observing that the purchaser had violated the provisions of the Karnataka Land Reforms Act. Thereafter, Assistant Commissioner directed the tehsildar to take over the land and mention the Karnataka Government as the owner of the land. Deccan Herald|
|Relationships & More|
|Husband/Spouse||Qamar ul Islam (politician)
|Children||Son- Faraz ul Islam (adopted; politician)
|Parents||Names Not Known|
|Car Collection||• Toyota Innova Crysta
• Toyota Fortuner
Cash: Rs. 5,00,000
Deposits in Banks: Rs. 67,06,598
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 2,62,500
Motor Vehicles: Rs. 27,20,000
Jewellery: Rs. 2,76,93,579
Commercial Buildings: Rs. 12,46,85,000
Residential Buildings: Rs. 2,18,00,000
Note: The given estimates of moveable and immovable assets are according to the financial years 2022-23. It does not include the assets owned by her spouse and dependents. My Neta
|Net Worth (as of 2023)||Rs. 18,35,14,229
Note: It does not include the net worth of her spouse and dependents. My Neta
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kaneez Fatima
- Kaneez Fatima is an Indian politician who was elected as MLA from Gulbarga Uttar in Karnataka in 2018 and 2023. She was the wife of the politician late Qamar ul Islam, a prominent INC in Karnataka who served as a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly six times.
- Fatima’s husband, Qamar ul Islam, was elected as the MLA from Gulbarga Assembly constituency in 1978, 1989, 1994, and 1999 and then from Gulbarga Uttar Assembly constituency in 2008 and 2013. After his death, Kaneez stepped into his shoes and won the Gulbarga Uttar seat in 2018 and retained it in the 2023 Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections. She was the only Muslim woman candidate fielded by INC in the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections.
- Initially, Fatima refused to contest the 2018 Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections, but she agreed after CM Siddaramaiah, Mallikarjun Kharge, and KPCC chief G Parameshwara persuaded her.
- In 2019, Fatima made headlines for spearheading protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Kalaburagi. The protestants defied the Section 144 notification. She was the major catalyst in mobilising the crowd in the region. The CAA was widely criticised for discriminating on the basis of religion, particularly for excluding Muslims.
- She again came into the limelight in 2022 when she participated in the anti-hijab ban movement. She protested alongside Muslim female students when the Karnataka BJP government banned girls from wearing hijabs in state-run institutions and universities.