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Gulzar Banu

Gulzar Banu (born 1963[1]) is an Indian politician and incumbent Mayor of the Mangalore City Corporation, India. A member of the Indian National Congress (INC), Banu is the sixth woman to hold the position of Mayor.[2] She has studied until class 10 in the school, BEM SCHOOL MANGALORE, and married Shamsuddin.[2] They couple have ten children.[2] Prior to becoming Mayor, Banu was a corporator from the Katipalla ward, having been elected twice into the position.[2] Banu won the 2012 mayoral election after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, Roopa Bangera, was disqualified due to a failure to properly submit her caste certificate in the prescribed format within the given time, and that the certificate subsequently submitted by her was past the time stipulated for filing the nomination.[1][3] As a result, Banu became the only running candidate and was hence declared elected by default.[1] This incident came as a shock to many, since the BJP nominee was widely considered to be most likely to win.[2] Due to the absence of any provision in the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976, to call for a no-confidence motion, Banu will serve as Mayor for the proscribed term from 7 March 2012 to 20 February 2013.[2] She took office on 7 March 2012, with BJP politician Amitakala as Deputy Mayor.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Congress bags Mayor's post as BJP goofs up". The Hindu. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Mangalore: Mayoral Elections - BJP Nomination Rejected, Congress Wins by Default". Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd Mangalore. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Shenoy, Jaideep (8 March 2012). "Over confidence serves a major jolt to ruling BJP". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mangalore: Two Women at the Helm - Gulzar Mayor, Amitakala Deputy". Mangalorean.com. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

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The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:48:45 -0700

QUEEN'S ROAD: When she was seven, Gulzar Banu (34) lost vision in her right eye. But it didn't deter her from studies or her daily chores, till tragedy struck four years. ago when she lost vision in her left eye too. For three years, the Chitradurga ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 03:13:33 -0800

Anganawadi workers, under the banner of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), took out rallies on Monday demanding the government to drop 'ICDS mission' immediately, opposing privatisation of Integrated ...
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:22:30 -0700

The foundation stone was laid by the dignitaries present on the occasion namely K C Naik, MD, Mahabaleshwara Promoters and Developers; Gulzar Banu, mayor; Pushparaj Jain, MD, Abish builders and P M A Razak, MD, Plama Developers Ltd.
Deccan Herald
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:09:26 -0700

5 Katipalla North (defeated former Mayor Gulzar Banu) Rebel speaks “When I decided to fight as a rebel candidate after the BJP declined to give me the ticket, I was quite sure of winning the election. They say work speaks more than words. Similarly, in ...
The Hindu
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 04:32:04 -0800

Mangalore City Corporation Commissioner Harish Kumar said here on Wednesday that the corporation has planned to conduct a comprehensive ward-wise survey for property tax. To a question raised by the former Mayor Shankar Bhat (BJP) on the issue of ...
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 02:56:15 -0700

Dubai, Sep 10 : Indian Ambassador to UAE, M K Lokesh will be the Chief Guest along with Mayor of Mangalore Gulzar Banu and Dramatist Navaneeth Shetty who will be the guests along with many more special guests at grand "TULUVERE PARBA 2012" in ...
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:53:08 -0800

Mangalore, Feb 4: On the eve of the World Cancer day, Mayor Gulzar Banu inaugurated the Cancer education cell in Mangalore Institute of Oncology, a state of the art super specialty Cancer hospital. In his welcome address, Dr Suresh Rao, the director of ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 00:44:05 -0700

Amongst them, four women namely, Susanna T A, Gulzar Banu, Kasturi and Geetha Kumari speaking to Daijiworld said that they joined work as junior health assistants but in spite of completing general nursing degree and diploma in nursing education and ...

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