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Former MP F.M. Khan passes away

Kodagu, KARNATAKA :

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Madikeri :

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

F.M.Khan, controversial former MP hailing from Coorg, passes away

Kodagu, KARNATAKA :

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F.M. Khan (82), former Rajya Sabha member, and a controversial politician hailing from Coorg, passed away on Thursday at his Balayatrie estate near Madikeri in Kodagu.

Fiaz Mohammed Khan, popularly known as F.M. Khan, was a close associate of former Karnataka chief minister, Gundu Rao who affectionately referred to his mentor as ‘Father Mother Khan’.

Khan was part of the Sanjay Gandhi brigade during the Emergency and was allegedly involved in several unsavoury incidents. But Gundu Rao always went to his rescue.

He was the general secretary of the state Youth Congress and was a member of the Legislative Council from 1974 to 1976.  Khan was elected to the Rajya Sabha twice in 1976 and 1982. He was also associated with various organisations connected with sports. He was vice-president of the Indian Olympic Association.

The former Rajya Sabha member was known for his love for gardens and won accolades for maintaining the best garden in Delhi in his MP bungalow. Back in Kodagu after his controversial political innings, Khan had been nurturing his garden and has been holding annual private flower show since 1998.

Khan was married to a Kodavathi. He leaves behind his wife and three daughters. The funeral will be held at Rasulpur in Guddehosur in Kodagu on Friday.

source: http://www.coorgnews.in / CoorgNews.in / Home> General News / July 21st, 2016

F.M. Khan passes away

Kodagu, KARNATAKA :

Faiz Mohammed Khan, popularly known as F.M. Khan, former Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader, died in his Balayatrie Estate in Somwarpet taluk of Kodagu on Thursday.

A close associate of the former Chief Minister R. Gundu Rao, Mr. Khan (82) leaves behind his wife and three daughters.

Family sources said Mr. Khan passed away around 11.30 a.m. on Thursday.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at Rasulpur in Guddehosur in Kodagu, according his niece Gazala Khan.

Mr. Khan was involved in the anti-Hindi agitation and later joined the Congress. He became the general secretary of State Youth Congress before becoming a member of the Legislative Council in 1974.

Mr. Khan was elected to the Rajya Sabha first in 1976 and for the second time in 1982. Mr. Khan was also a former vice-president of the Indian Olympic Association. Having been away from politics for more than two decades, Mr. Khan used to hold an annual flower show at his estate.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Karnataka / by Special Correspondent / Mysuru – July 22nd, 2016

F.M. Khan dead

Kodagu, KARNATAKA :

Former Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Faiz Mohammed Khan, popularly known as F.M. Khan, died in his Balayatrie estate in Kodagu on Thursday. A close associate of former Chief Minister R. Gundu Rao, he leaves behind his wife and three daughters.

Family sources said Mr. Khan (82) died at around 11.30 a.m. on Thursday. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. at Rasulpur in Guddehosur in Kodagu on Friday, according his niece, Gazala Khan.

Mr. Khan entered politics in the mid-Sixties during the anti-Hindi agitation, and then joined the 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. Mr. Khan was a two-time Rajya Sabha MP, elected in 1976 and in 1982. He was also a former Vice-President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

He had been away from politics for more than two decades. He was holding an annual flower show at his Balayatri estate in Somwarpet taluk.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> National> Karnataka / Special Correspondent / Mysuru – June 21st, 2016

Flower show in Madikeri today

Madikeri (Kodagu) , KARNATAKA :

Vibrant:The flower garden at F.M. Khan's home at Boikeri in Kodagu. The annual flower show will be open for public on Saturday and Sunday.
Vibrant:The flower garden at F.M. Khan’s home at Boikeri in Kodagu. The annual flower show will be open for public on Saturday and Sunday.

Madkeri :

The annual flower show being organised at former MP F.M. Khan’s home at the Balayatrie Estate at Boikeri, on the Madikeri-Sunticoppa-Mysore Road, near Madikeri, is sure to become a hit when it opens for the public on Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Khan played host to the presspersons at his home on Friday as they were taken around the flower arrangements made in front of his home in Boikeri. More than 80 varieties of flowers, all swaying to the gentle breeze and glowing in different hues, are bewitching to watch. Flower-lovers will be surely in for this annual treat, an arrangement being steadfastly followed by Mr. Khan and his family members for many years now.

Name them, the varieties are there. Dahlia, daisy, zerbera, anthurium, lady lock, cactus, marigold, chrysanthemum, bougainvillaea, bonsai, geranium, love in mist, orchids, exora, spider flower, rose, zenia, pinks, and keep counting them, there are more than 80 varieties providing a magnificent sight. It is not an easy task unless one gives personal attention, says Mr. Khan, who was once a firebrand politician and a close confidante of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. However, Mr. Khan says transition from political arena to the kingdom of flowers was not difficult at all.

Mr. Khan had organised flower shows in New Delhi when he was the MP and came under lavish praise from the parliamentarians and flower lovers in the past. Dew drops settled on the flowers on a dewy morning had given a special lustre to the environment. Mr. Khan admits that rearing flowers was a tough task. He rues over the fact that many plants were lost due to unseasonable rains. He has plans to open seed bank in future for the benefit of flower lovers in the district.

Mr. Khan told presspersons that no person in the private sector had opened the flower show for public and he would set his eye on entering the Limca Book of Records in sometime.

A.M. Khan, brother of Mr. Khan, recalled how their father, Yousuf Ali Khan, loved flowers . The show would be open for public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Karnataka / by Staff Correspondent / Mysore – January 21st, 2012

Annual Flower Show at Balyatri Estate near Madikeri Today, Tomorrow

Madikeri (Kodagu) , KARNATAKA :

F. M. Khan is taking a walk in his home garden. Picture right shows Dahlia in full bloom.
F. M. Khan is taking a walk in his home garden. Picture right shows Dahlia in full bloom.

Madikeri :

Former Rajya Sabha member F. M. Khan is holding the annual flower show at his home garden for the public in Boikeri, near Madikeri, on Jan. 30 and 31.

The garden at Khan’s Balyatrie Estate, with more than 100 varieties of flowers — most of them rare — is spread over more than half-an-acre in front of his house.

Multi-hued roses, dahlia, chrysanthemum, jasmine are in full bloom to welcome the visitors.

Addressing media persons here yesterday, he said floriculture helps in the economic progress of the country and urged the government to support floriculture.

Stating that there is a huge demand for flowers at the international market, he said floriculturists should grow flowers in a natural atmosphere.

With the vagaries of nature, one needs to give special emphasis on protection of plants, he added.

Flowers like Jasmine, anthurium, marigold, salvia, Gerbera, Zenia, Dahlia, Cosmos, croton, colin, Plectranthus, Impatiens, Daisy, Gardenia, sun flower, Hollyhocks, Clarkia, Cockscomb, Lupine, Verbena, Fuchsia, pinks, spider flower, oster flower, calendula flowers, cupia, Gazania, Sweet pea, Cineraria, stock flower, love in a mist flower, devil in the bush and others are on display.

The flower show will be open to visitors from 10 am to 5 pm today and tomorrow.

source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / January 28th, 2016

3-Day Flower show at Balyatri Estate near Madikeri from tomorrow

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Madikeri :

 An eye-catching flower show has been organised from Jan. 26 to Jan. 28 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Yousuf Ali Khan memorial flower garden at the premises of Balyatri Coffee Estate near Boikeri on Madikeri-Suntikoppa Road in Kodagu.

The estate belongs to former Rajya Sabha member F.M. Khan. Briefing the press on the annual flower show, Khan said that “over 90 varieties of flowers and fruits have been grown in the garden which is the only private flower garden in the country. The garden took shape about 50 years ago and for the last 15 years the flower show is being organised annually for the public. The garden houses Philia, Lorsper, Khel, kelen chus, cactus, dahlia, daisy, roses, pinks, kupia and other exotic varieties including bonsais.

He said that horticulture was bifurcated from agriculture when Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister to boost the growth of horticulture which has not happened to the desired level yet. Continuing, he opined that Congress needed young leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka.

However he felt that Rahul should address more public rallies instead of closed-door meetings to reach the masses.

source:http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / January 25th, 2014