Burhan Wani Age, Biography, Education & More

Burhan Wani

Real NameBurhan Muzaffar Wani
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 September 1994
Date of Death8 July 2016
Place of DeathBundoora, Kokernag, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Age (as in 2016)22 Years
Birth PlaceDadsara, Tral, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
NationalityIndian (Separatist)
HometownTral, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Muzafar Ahmad Wani (Principal of a higher secondary school)
Burhan Wani father Muzafar Ahmand Wani
Mother- Not Known (Post Graduate in Science)
Burhan Wani mother
Brothers- Khalid Muzaffar Wani (elder)- Post Graduate of Commerce & Naveed (Younger)
Burhan Wani brother Khalid Wani
Sister- Irm Jahan
HobbiesPlaying Cricket
ControversiesHe was accused of being a militant by the Government of India and was criticized for using social media to incite the youth of J&K.
Favorite Things
Favorite SportsCricket
Favorite CricketerVirender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known

Burhan Wani

Some Lesser Known Facts About Burhan Wani

  • Does Burhan Wani smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Burhan Wani drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • His father, Muzafar Ahmad Wani, is a principal of a higher secondary school in J&K.
  • Whe Burhan was 10 years old, he wanted to join the Indian Army as he was fascinated with the camouflage dress.
  • On 16 October 2010, at the age of 15, he fled from his home and joined separatist militant groups.
  • On 13 April 2015, his elder brother, Khalid Muzaffar Wani, was killed by the Indian Army when he had gone along with his 3 friends to meet his brother.
  • He was an expert in using the social media and used to spread his messages/speeches through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. His social media campaign had an influential outreach among a significant section of Muslim Kashmiri youth.
  • Burhan Wani was a skilled cricket player and was considered as the budding cricketer of J&K.
  • From 2011 to 2016, Burhan Wani was the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen (a Kashmiri militant group).
  • In a video in June 2016, he assured that there will be no militant attacks on the “Amarnath pilgrims” and asserted that his fight is confined only to the men in uniform (the Army).
  • When government proposed separate colonies for the Kashmiri Pandits in the state of J&K, Burhan Wani opposed the proposal citing that “Israel-like” situation won’t be allowed in Kashmir.
  • For the last two years, Wani had become an icon of militancy in the state of J&K.
  • Government of India had announced a bounty of 10 lakhs (INR) for finding Burhan Wani.
  • On 8 July 2016, Burhan Wani was encountered by Special Operations Group of the J&K Police and 19 Rashtriya Rifles in Bundoora village of Kokernag.
  • Some reports say that he was a victim of infidelity as his girlfriend had informed the J&K Police about his movements.
  • He was buried at his hometown, Tral, J&K, India.
  • It has been reported that during the encounter operation of Burhan Wani in Bundoora village of Kekernag, the local villagers opposed the police and also involved in snow-pelting at the police.
  • After Wani’s death, violent protests erupted in some areas of Kashmir Valley resulting in a number deaths and injuries and to counter the protests, curfew was imposed in the disturbed areas of the valley.
  • According to some reports, his funeral was attended by thousands of people and his body was wrapped in the flag of Pakistan and was also offered a 21-gun salute by the militants present at his funeral.

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