About Me

M.P. ABDUSSAMAD SAMADANI

Son of Savant and multi lingual Scholar M.P. Abdul Hameed Haidari and Ottakath Zainab who belongs to the family of Shaikh Zainudheen Makhdoom, M.P. Abdussamad Samadani was born in the year 1959 at Kottakkal in Malappuram.

A thinker, orator, writer, public servant and parliamentarian, Mr. Samadani is actively engaged in socio cultural and literacy activities and is an icon of Kerala and the Malayali Community. He stands for humanitarianism and social communal harmony, pluralism, pacifism. He knows English, Arabic, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu and Persian languages. He passed B.A. degree with 1st rank and M.A. with 2nd rank. After his post graduation, he acquired MPhil and LLB degrees.

A two time Parliament member (Rajya Sabha: 1994-2000, 2000-2006), Samadani was a member of Kerala Legislative Assembly (Kottkkal constituency 2011-2016) too. He was nominated as the Convenor of the Parliamentary Sub-committee on Universities and Higher Education and Member of Central Advisory Board of Education, Government of India. He was also a member of the Indian’s official and parliamentary delegations to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Jordan, appointed by the Union government. He also worked as a member of Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Kalamandalam.

Awards won:

  • S.K. Pottekkatt Award for the best literary work for the book titled as ‘Bharatheeya Geedam’
  • Vaikam Muhammad Basheer award for cultural activities
  • Muhammed Abdurahman Sahib Award for Secularism
  • K M Seethi Sahib Award for Communal Harmony
  • K K Rahulan Award
  • C H Muhammed Koya Award for the best article
  • Sayyid Muhammadali Shihab Thangal Award for Communal Harmony
  • Interfaith leadership Award of International Gurukulam Yoga Bhavan.
  • Maulana Azad Award instituted by KPCC Minority Department.
  • Samadani was also honoured by the Zamorin Kozhikode P.K. Ettanunni Raja at the ‘Revathi Pattathanam’.

Besides being a renowned orator par excellence Samadani is well known as an expert in translating the speeches of famous political and cultural personalities of the country . He has translated the speeches of leaders like Dr. Manmohan Singh, Soniya Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Farooq Abdulla, Gulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal, Mani Shankar Aiyer, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Dr. Karan Singh, Gulzar, Raj Babbar, and the deceased great man including Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi, Arjun Singh, Kuldeep Nayyar, Pandit Jasraj, Ali Sardar Jafri, Padmashree Shamsu Rahman Farooqi. Shri M.T.Vasuvdevan Nair call him ‘Vashya Vachassu’ (The Enchanting Word)

Samadani currently holds the positions of National Senior Vice President, IUML, Director, Indianness Academy, Chairman, Dr. Sukumar Azhikode Foundation, President, Anjuman Tarqi-e-Urdu Hind, Kerala Branch and Chief Patron of Kerala Sanskrit Prachar Sabha.