FORMER RAILWAY MINISTER CK JAFFER SHERIFF DEAD
BENGALURU: Former railway minister and Congress veteran C K Jaffer Sharief died on Sunday afternoon following a brief illness. He was 87. He is survived by a son and two daughters.
TOP COMMENT Built a flyover across Raiway line to his Bungalow at Raiways expenses. A corrupt leader.
A seven-time Lok Sabha member, Sharief, started his career under later Karnataka CM and Lingayat strongman S Nijalingappa. After a split in the Congress, he took the side of Indira Gandhi. As Railways minister, he was instrumental in gauge conversion of railways across the country and played a vital role in the development of rail network in Karnataka. He was also instrumental in getting the Railway Wheel and Axle plant in Bengaluru.