Kaneez Fatima Age, Caste, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Hyderabad
Age: 63 Years
Marital Status: Widowed

Kaneez Fatima

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Political PartyIndian National Congress (INC)
Indian National Congress
Political Journey• Elected as MLA from Gulbarga Uttar in 2018
• Re-elected as MLA from Gulbarga Uttar in 2023
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 August 1959 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022) Years
BirthplaceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, (now Hyderabad, Telangana) India
Zodiac signLeo
Nationality Indian
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
SchoolGovernment Junior College, Nampally in Hyderabad, Telangana
Educational Qualification She is a 12th pass. [1]My Neta
ReligionIslam [2]The Indian Express
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [3]Bidar Live - DeccanDigest - Facebook
ControversiesAccused 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. [4]Deccan Herald
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidowed
Husband/SpouseQamar ul Islam (politician)
Kaneez Fatima and Qamar ul Islam
ChildrenSon- Faraz ul Islam (adopted; politician)
Qamar ul Islam with his adopted son, Faraz ul Islam
Daughter- None
ParentsNames Not Known
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Toyota Innova Crysta
• Toyota Fortuner
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMoveable Assets
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

Immovable Assets
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. [5]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. [6]My Neta

Kaneez Fatima

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.

    Kaneez Fatima after winning the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections from Gulbarga Uttar Assembly constituency

    Kaneez Fatima after winning the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections from the Gulbarga Uttar Assembly constituency

  • 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.