Kodagu, KARNATAKA :
Former Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Faiz Mohammed Khan (82), popularly known as F.M. Khan, who was residing at Balayatrie Estate in Kodagu, passed away yesterday after a brief illness.
He leaves behind his wife and three daughters.
According to family sources, Khan’s last rites were held at Rasulpur in Guddehosur in Kodagu this morning.
Khan entered politics during 1960s along with his friend former Chief Minister R. Gundu Rao and joined the Indian National Congress led by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
He became the General Secretary of State Youth Congress before becoming a member of the Legislative Council in 1974.
Khan was a two-time RS MP, elected in 1976 and1982. He was also a former Vice-President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA). He had been away from politics for more than two decades.
Khan was famous for his annual flower show at his Balayatrie Estate in Kodagu.
source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / July 22nd, 2016