Farooq Abdullah Age, Wife, Caste, Children, Family, Biography & More
Age: 81 Years
Wife: Molly Abdullah
Net Worth: Rs. 12 Crore
|Political Party||Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC)
|Political Journey||• In 1980, elected to the Lok Sabha from Srinagar Constituency.
• In August 1981, he was appointed President of the National Conference.
• In 1982, became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the first time.
• In 1986, became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the second time.
• In 1987, became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the third time.
• In 1996, became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the fifth time.
• In 1999, joined the Atal Bihari Vajpayee led National Democratic Alliance.
• In 2002, elected to the Rajya Sabha from Jammu and Kashmir.
• In 2009, re-elected to the Rajya Sabha.
• In 2009, elected to the Lok Sabha from Srinagar.
• From 28 May 2009 to 26 May 2014, held the office of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
• On 16 April 2017, elected to the Lok Sabha from Srinagar in a by-election.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he won from the Srinagar Constituency in J&K by over 70,000 votes
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 92 kg
in Pounds- 203 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||21 October 1937|
|Age (as in 2019)||82 Years|
|Birthplace||Srinagar district, Kashmir, British India|
|Hometown||Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|School||Tyndale Biscoe School, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir|
|College||Sawai ManSingh Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India|
|Educational Qualification||MBBS From Swami Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan In the year 1962|
|Debut||In 1980, when he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Srinagar Constituency.|
|Family||Father- Late Sheikh Abdullah (Indian Politician)
Grandfather- Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim
Mother- Begum Akbar Jehan Abdullah
Brother- Sheikh Mustafa Kamal (Indian Politician)
Sister- Suraiya Abdullah
|Hobbies||Reading, Travelling, Listening to Music, Dancing|
|Address||40-Gupkar Road Srinagar|
|Major Controversies||• In the 1987 Assembly Elections, allegations of fraud were made against him.
• In 2013, he made a controversial statement on women; in which he said "These days, I am afraid of talking to women. In fact I don't even want to keep a woman secretary, god forbid, if there's a complaint against me and I end up in jail. Such is the state of affairs today. I agree that incidents of rape have increased...but this has to stop somewhere."
• In 2015, he delivered a controversial statement; in which he said that neither Pakistan could take Kashmir nor could India take control of the PoK.
• In 2016, he again delivered a controversial statement on PoK; in which he said "Kya yeh tumare baap ka hai (Is this your father's’ property)."
• In December 2016, he courted a controversy by pledging support to Hurriyat. He said "I ask these Hurriyat leaders to unite. We are standing by your side at this hour. Don't think of us as your adversaries. We are not your adversaries."
• In February 2017, he sparked a fresh controversy by saying that the new generation of Kashmiri militants was fighting for freedom.
|Favourite Politician||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife||Molly Abdullah (a British Paramedic)
|Children||Son- Omar Abdullah (Indian Politician)
Daughters- Safia, Hinna, Sarah
Son-in-law- Sachin Pilot (Indian Politician)
|Salary (as a Member of Parliament)||Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 12 Crore (as in 2019)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Farooq Abdullah
- Does Farooq Abdullah smoke?: Not Known
- Does Farooq Abdullah drink alcohol?: Not Known
- He was born to the veteran statesman Sheikh Abdullah, who founded the National Conference Party.
- After receiving his MBBS degree from SMS Medical College in Jaipur, he moved to the UK to practice medicine.
- He got married to a British Nurse named Molly.
- In the 1980 General Elections, he was elected to the Lok Sabha unopposed from the Srinagar Constituency.
- When he was appointed President of the National Conference in 1981, he was just a novice in the political arena.
- After his father’s death in 1982, he was appointed the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the first time.
- After the Gawkadal Massacre, he had to resign from the post of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Thereafter, he moved to the United Kingdom.
- After returning to India, he was once again sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir for the fifth time.
- He is known for his controversial statements over Jammu and Kashmir in relation to India’s sovereignty over the state.