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Ghulam Nabi Azad (Politician) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 26, 2022

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Short Biography

Ghulam Nabi Azad was born on 07-03-1949 in Soti Village, Bhaderwah, Doda in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. He is an Indian Politician & Social Worker who belongs to the political party Indian National Congress (INC). He served as the 7th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from 02-11-2005 to 11-07-2008. He resigned from the INC party on 26-08-2022.

Other Name: Nabi Azad
Other Professions: Social Worker Chief Minister

Ghulam Nabi Azad Complete Bio & Career

Ghulam Nabi Azad completed his schooling in his ancestral town and his college studies in Banderwah town. He then completed his master's in Zoology. He enrolled at the NCC (National Cadet Corps) in 1972 and at the young age of 24, he joined politics. He started his political career with one of India’s largest political parties Indian National Congress. He was made the Block Secretary of the Party’s Committee. In 1980, he was made the President of the Jammu & Kashmir Youth Congress. The very same year he got elected as a Lok Sabha MP from the Washim constituency. 
He became a Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in 1984. After which he held almost all the top positions of the party within the state and was again made the Union Minister under UPA 1 till 2005. The biggest highlight of his career came when he became the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir in 2005. 
It was he, who brought Congress into power in Jammu & Kashmir after a long wait of 30 years.  Currently, he has been made the leader of the opposition in the upper house of Parliament. He is congress go to men. When in crisis, he has bailed his party out more often than not. He is one of the most prominent political figures in Jammu & Kashmir. 

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Honours & Awards

Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2022 Public Affairs

He was honored with the third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in March 2022 from the 14th President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind.

Ghulam Nabi Azad Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Rahamatullah Batt
Mother Basa Begum
Brothers Ghulam Ali Azad, Ghulam Qadir Bhatt
Sister None
Wife Shameem Dev Azad (Marriage Date: 27-03-1980)
Son Saddam Nabi Azad
Daughter Sofiya Nabi Azad

He was born into a Muslim family to his mother Basa Begum & his father Rahamatullah Batt. He had two brothers named Ghulam Ali Azad & Ghulam Qadir Bhatt. His brother Qadir passed away on 21-12-2006. On 27-03-1980, he married ghazal singer Shameem Dev Azad. Together the couple is blessed with a son named Saddam Nabi Azad and a daughter named Sofiya Nabi Azad.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Bhaderwah, Doda, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
School A Private School in Bhaderwah, Doda
College Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu
University of Kashmir, Srinagar
Qualification Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Zoology
Hobbies Reading, Writing & Watching TV
Marital Status Married
Debut 1973 - Became the Secretary for the Block Congress Committee in Bhalessa
Salary INR 330000/- + Other Allowances Per Month
(as Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha)
Net Worth INR 4.62 Crore (in 2019)
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Dress Coat Pant

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ghulam Nabi Azad

  • He was born and grew up in a Muslim family in Soti village of Doda district, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • In 1972, he completed his master's degree (MSc) in Zoology from the University of Kashmir, Srinagar.
  • His wife Shameem Dev Azad is a famous singer, who was awarded Padma Shri in 2005.
  • He served as the 7th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from 2005 to 2008.
  • He received Padma Bhushan in March 2022 for his work in the field of Public Affairs.
  • He resigned from the INC party on 26-08-2022.

Ghulam Nabi Azad Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

74 years, 11months, 16 days old age Ghulam Nabi Azad will turn 75 on 07 March, 2024. Only 12 days, 16 hours,7 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Ghulam Nabi Azad has celebrated the total number of 75 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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