Socialist leader Nihal Ahmed Maulavi Mohammed Usman died on 29 February 2016 in Nashik. He was 90.
He was popularly known as Nihalbhai and was the first mayor of the Malegaon Municipal Corporation.
He was the state president of Janata Dal (Secular). He was a former Minister of technical and higher education of Maharastra.
He was elected as legislator in the state Assembly for nearly three decades.
he contested to the State assembly elections for 10 times from 1960 to 1995 and was elected all the times But in 1999, he contested for Loksabha and was defeated.
He was associated with veteran socialist leaders like SM Joshi, NG Gore, former prime ministers VP Singh, Deve Gowda, veterans like Madhu Dandavate, Bapusaheb Kaldate and George Fernandes.
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When: 29 February 2016