A senior leader of ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), he was elected unopposed as his was the only nomination received for the post.
He succeeded N. Mohammed Farooq who was inducted into the cabinet late last year.
Later, speaking in the Council, the chief minister referred to the services rendered by Sharif.
Naidu said by inducting Farooq into the cabinet and by making Sharif the Council Chairman, the TDP government has given two key posts to minority community.
He hoped that under Sharif, the Council would have smooth proceedings.
The 64-year-old held various posts in the party including its national general secretary.
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