Nawab Malik is an Indian politician, who is the current Minority Development, Aukaf, Skill Development, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Minister of Maharashtra. He also serves as the Guardian Minister of Gondia and Parbhani district. He is the National spokesperson and Mumbai President of the Nationalist Congress Party and was a former housing minister of Maharashtra.
Born on 20th June 1959, Nawab Malik did his schooling at Noor Baug Municipal School and later completed his high schooling at Anjuman Islam High School, CST. He pursued his higher education at Burhani College, Mumbai. Since then he was involved in scores of social reforming activities and also worked with the student movement and Yuva Congress.
He has always been the strongest proponent of politics of purpose. He has believed that every action must attain some positive result and change and has always remained focused on propagating truth and equality. He has imbibed these virtues through his decades of association with Politics.
Nawab Malik’s political journey started in the year 1979 where he protested in the city-wide student protest against the fees hike of Mumbai University. This became the turning point in his life as it drove him to commence his career in activism and Politics. In July 2004, he became the State minister for Special Aid and Technical Education and introduced a new concept where students with basic certificate courses could apply for Diploma and Higher Degree courses. Nawab Malik was always proactive and took lead in initiating a subcommittee for designing new schemes like Scholarships.
In 2014, Nawab Malik contested the Vidhan Sabha election from Anushakti Nagar and fathomed his victory successfully in the constituency. He became the Chairman of the Vidhan Sabha Assurance Committee and established several committees to address issues ignored in the Legislative Assembly. He was then appointed as the President of the Assurance Committee, considering his vast experience and drawing results. During this tenure, he was credited for resolving more than 5,000 issues including those pending since 1991.
In his current role as the Minister of Minority Development, Aukaf, Skill Development, Employment, and Entrepreneurship, Nawab Malik aims in creating a diaspora of self-efficient Maharashtra.
In his current role as the Minister of Minority Development, Aukaf, Skill Development, Employment, and Entrepreneurship, Nawab Malik aims in creating a diaspora of self-efficient Maharashtra. He believes, “Skill building is a stepping stone for innovation and entrepreneurship”. Recognizing the strategic importance of equipping the youth with skills for employment, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship equally is the prime focus of the Skills Development Department.