Ghulam Nabi Azad Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 73 Years Hometown: Gandoh, Jammu And Kashmir Wife: Shameem Dev Azad

Profession Politician
Famous for Being the leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha till 2021
Physical Stats & More
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Political Party Indian National Congress (1973-August 2022)
Political Journey • 1973: Joined Indian National Congress as the secretary for the Block Congress Committee in Bhalessa
• 1975: Nominated as the President of the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Youth Congress
• 1980: Appointed as the President of the All-India Youth Congress
• 1982: Appointed in central government as Deputy Minister in charge of Law, Justice and Company Affairs Ministry
• 1984: Appointed as the Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
• 1996: Appointed as the Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
• 2005: Appointed as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
• 2009: Appointed as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare
• 2015: Appointed as the Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha
Award In March 2022, Ghulam Nabi Azad received Padma Bhushan from President Ram Nath Kovind.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 7 March 1949 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 73 Years
Birthplace Soti village, Gandoh, Jammu and Kashmir
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Gandoh, Jammu and Kashmir
School Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, Srinagar
College/University • Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu an Kashmir
• University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir
Educational Qualification(s) [1]My Neta • Bachelor of Science
• Master’s degree in Zoology
Religion Islam
Address 5, South Ave Lane, New Delhi
Controversy In 2022, when Azad’s name was nominated for Padma Bhushan, there were many rumours on social media that BJP was trying to convenience him to join BJP. Many congress leaders said that it was strange that Congress party could not recognize his social work, but BJP did. After all these allegations on him, he took to social media to clarify the blames and said,
Some mischievous propaganda being circulated by some people to create confusion. Nothing has been removed or added to my twitter profile.The profile is as it was earlier.” [2]The Hindu
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Shameem Dev Azad (Kashmiri singer)
Children Son– Saddam Nabi Azad

Daughter– Sofiya Nabi Azad

Parents Father– Rahamatullah Batt
Mother– Basa Begum
Siblings Brother– 3
• Liaqat Ali (politician)
• Ghulam Ali Azad (politician)

• Ghulam Qadir Bhatt (politician)
Sister-Shakeela Begum

Money Factor
Assets/Properties Movable Assets
• Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 81,25,676
• Jewellery: Rs. 4,20,000 [3]My Neta
Net Worth Rs. 85,45,676 (as of 2008) [4]My Neta

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ghulam Nabi Azad

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad is an Indian politician who is known for being the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha till 2021. On 26 August 2022, he resigned from the party stating displeasure with top leaders.
  • On 16 August 2022, Azad resigned from the campaign committee because he was not taken into confidence by the Congress leaders.
  • In June 2022, he said that his name should not be on Congress’ Rajya Sabha nominations. In an interview, he talked about this and said,
    Today a generation gap has come between the youth running the party and us. There is a difference between our thinking and their thinking. So the youth are not willing to work with the party veterans.”
  • In 2021, Azad went to Jammu and Kashmir after which there were questions about his involvement in Jammu and Kashmir’s politics.
  • In 2021, when Prime minister Narendra Modi attended Azad’s farewell in Rajya Sabha, he got teary-eyed. During his speech about Azad, he said,
    There was a terrorist attack and eight people in Gujarat were killed. The first call I received was from Ghulam Nabi ji. The call was not just to inform me of the incident, but his tears were not stopping on the phone. It was of concern, like a family member.”
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↑2 The Hindu