Jabbar Khan Honnalli, a former minister, passes away in a Hubballi hospital.

Jabbar Khan Honnalli, a former minister, passes away in a Hubballi hospital.


Jabbarkhan Honnalli, a former minister for the state of Karnataka, passed away on Friday morning at the age of 80. Honnalli had been experiencing health issues for some days as well as also was receiving treatment in a specialized hospital when he passed away this morning. In 1989, Janata Dal put him forward for the Karnataka Legislative Council. Later, he joined the Congress party and twice won election to the Hubli City constituency. He was the minister of youth development and sports in the coalition government of the Congress and JDS in 2004. He also served as the president of Hubli Anjuman E Islam.

Following are his works.

1. From 1966 to 1980, I spent 18 years as a teacher at Model Urdu Girls School No. 1.

2. He was actively working on behalf of society’s poor and needy, particularly those from marginalised and minority communities.

3. Established in Hubli in 1984 the Alfarah Education as well as Cultural Association.

4. In 1962, the Youth Muslim Academic Association was founded in Hirekerur, Dharwar District.

5. This Association established a primary girls school in Hirekerur.

6. From 1975 to 1978, acted as joint secretary of the Karnataka Muslim Academy in Hubli.

7. Muslim Jamat, Keshwapur, Hubli, established and built an Arabic school at its own expense.

8. Spent two years in Dandeli serving as an executive member of the Muslim Educational Association of North Karnataka.

9. From 1964 to 1966, I worked as the Poor Boys General Hostel’s secretary in Hubli.

10. Initiated the Hubli Taj Nagar Co-operative Residential Society in 1972. Distributed fully completed plots to minority communities and the society’s poorer members. Serving as president ever since it began.

11. Since 1980, serving as the honorary secretary of the Sri Kadasiddeshwar Cooperative Housing Society. Has given worthy underprivileged people from all facets of society house sites.

12. Since 1985, has served as president of Diyanat Urban Co-operative Finance Society in Hubli.

13. Founded Kamadhenu Cooperative Housing Society in Hubli and served as its honorary secretary from 1978 to 1980.

14. From 1978 to 1981, he served as the director of the Hubli-based Forest Labour Cooperative Society.

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