Azam Khan Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Net Worth: Rs. 4.61 Crore
Wife: Tazeen Fatima
Age: 75 Years

Azam Khan Profile

Full NameMohammad Azam Khan
Profession(s)Lawyer, Indian Politician
PartySamajwadi Party
Samajwadi Party
Political Journey • Azam Khan has been an MLA for 8 terms, every time from the Rampur Constituency.
• Khan is currently a member of Samajwadi Party but had been a member of four other political parties between 1980 and 1992.
• He was a member of Janta Party (secular) during his first term as an MLA.
• During his second term, Khan was a member of Lok Dal.
• It was his third term as an MLA; this time from Janata Dal.
• Azam Khan was a member of Janta Party for his fourth term.
• Khan then joined Samajwadi Party, became MLA for the fifth time. He has been a member of the same since 1993.
• He resigned from the post of General Secretary of the party on 17 May 2009.
• During the 15th Loksabha elections, the surrounding controversies resulted in a crisis in the party. On 24 May 2009, Khan was expelled for six years, but the party later revoked his expulsion, and Khan again joined the party on 4 December 2010.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he won against BJP's Jaya Prada by a margin of 1,09,997 votes from the Rampur Constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
• He won the Rampur seat in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
• On 22 March 2022, he resigned from his membership of the Lok Sabha. [1]Hindustan Times
• He won the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Lesgislative Assembly election from Rampur, and he took oath as an MLA on 23 May 2022 after he was released from jail when the Supreme Court granted hi interim bail in an alleged cheating case. [2]Hindustan Times
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 August 1948 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)75 Years
BirthplaceRampur district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signLeo
HometownRampur, Uttar Pradesh
College/UniversityAligarh Muslim University
Educational Qualification(s)LLB (Hons.) from Aligarh Muslim University In 1974
FamilyFather- Mumtaz Khan
Mother- Ameer Jahan
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
AddressMohalla-Dheramirabaj Khan, Tanki No.-5, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India
HobbiesNot Known
Controversies• On 28 August 2012, during a meeting, Azam Khan verbally abused an Indian Administrative Service officer (IAS), shouting: "Bakwas karte ho...chup baithiye...badtameez kaheen ke" (Stop talking non-sense...sit ill-mannered)

•It has been asserted that he pressured the police to not arrest the Muslim people during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

• He later flashed into the headlines, when a team of 100 policemen and a sniffer dog was deployed to locate his missing buffaloes.

• Azam Khan, On 21 November 2014 commented that Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Wakf board, for which, he was widely criticised by the media, since, the Taj Mahal belongs to the whole nation and not just one community.

• On 3 October 2015, Khan quoted that (BJP) MP Mahesh Sharma should be arrested for the conspiracy to commit the murder of a man for eating beef in the Dadri village of Bisara.

• Azam Khan made it to the spotlight when he made a controversial comment about the November 2015 Paris Attacks. He said, "The Paris terror attacks were the result of the action of global superpowers like America and Russia and history will decide who is a terrorist."

• Khan once by referring to the Kargil war said, "The peaks of Kargil were conquered not by Hindu, but Pakistani soldiers.” His statement was rebuked by the Indian media and an FIR was lodged against him. Later, he even refused to apologize for his words and said that the Indian Election Commission was being biased against him because of his religion.

• When Azam was a part of the Akhilesh Government, he hosted a birthday bash for Mulayam Yadav. The media persons when sought to know who funded the birthday bash, Khan replied- “Fund Taliban se aaya hai. Kuch Dawood ne diya hai, kuch Abu Salem se aaya hai.”

• Azam was also blamed for calling Bharatmata a "dayan" (witch). He, later, said that it was in the context of his religious beliefs.

• In April 2019, an FIR was registered against Khan by the Uttar Pradesh Police for his "underwear jibe" against the BJP candidate, Jaya Prada, who fought the 2019 Lok Sabha polls opposite him from Rampur. Later, he was also barred from campaigning for 72 hours by the Election Commission.

• On 26 February 2022, he was sent to jail for forging a fake birth certificate for his son. [3]News18 The first birth certificate, issued on 28 June 2012 by Rampur Nagar Palika, indicated Rampur as Abdullah Azam Khan's birthplace; however, a second birth certificate, issued in January 2015, listed Lucknow as his birthplace. In October 2023, a court in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, found Azam Khan, his wife, and son guilty in the case, and they were sentenced to seven years in prison. [4]India Today On 24 May 2024, the Allahabad High Court stayed his seven-year sentence and granted him bail in the fake birth certificate case.

• On 19 May 2022, the Supreme Court granted him interim bail in an alleged cheating case. [5]Hindustan Times

• On 29 October 2022, UP Assembly declared Rampur assembly seat vacant a day after an MP/MLA court sentenced Azam Khan to three years' imprisonment in a 2019 hate speech case. On 9 April 2019, he was booked under IPC sections 153-A (promoting enmity) and 505-1 (public mischief), and Section 125 of the RPA-1951 for giving provocative speeches against top BJP leaders, including CM Yogi Adityanath and then Rampur DM Aunjaneya Kumar Singh. [6]The Times of India On 24 May 2023, an MP-MLA sessions court in Rampur overturned the three-year sentence awarded to him. [7]The Hindu

• On 15 July 2023, a Rampur court sentenced him to two years in jail in a hate speech case lodged during the 2019 parliamentary election campaign. The court found him guilty under Section 125 (promoting enmity between classes in connection with election) of the Representation of the People Act, Sections 171 G (false statement in connection with an election) and 505 (1) B (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public). A case was registered against him at the Shahjad Nagar police station in Rampur on 8 April 2019 for giving an inflammatory speech against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and then District Magistrate of Rampur Aunjaneya Kumar Singh. [8]The Hindu
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeTazeen Fatima (Member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh)
Azam Khan Wife Tazeen Fatima
ChildrenSons- Mohammad Abdulla Azam Khan & Adeeb Azam Khan
Azam Khan With His Son Mohammad Abdulla Azam Khan
Daughters- None
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesBank Deposits: Rs. 88.99 Lakh
Weapons: Worth Rs. 7.52 Lakh
Agricultural Land: Worth Rs. 64.21 Lakh
Commercial Buildings: Worth Rs. 2 Crore
Residential Buildings: Worth Rs. 53 Lakh
Money Factor
Salary (as a Lok Sabha Member)Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 4.61 Crore (as in 2019)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Azam Khan

  • Azam Khan was born in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Khan attended Aligarh Muslim University and graduated in 1974.
  • Before jumping into politics, Khan served as a lawyer.
  • He has been a Member of Legislative Assembly for 8 terms.
  • Azam Khan is the second longest serving MLA, after Ganpatrao Deshmukh (11 times).
  • Before Samajwadi Party, he had been a member of four other political parties.
  • In July 2023, the Uttar Pradesh government withdrew the “Y-category” security of Azam Khan, stating it was no more required. [9]The Indian Express