Ghalib Guru Age, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Sopore, Jammu And Kashmir
Age: 22 Years
Religion: Islam

Ghalib Guru

Known AsSon of Afzal Guru - convict of 2001 Indian Parliament attack
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 2000
Age (as of 2023) 23 Years
BirthplaceSopore town of Baramullah district in Jammu and Kashmir
HometownSopore, Jammu and Kashmir
SchoolSRM Welkins School, Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir [1]The Tribune
Educational Qualification(s)• 10th class - Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (94.8%) [2]The Kashmir Scenario
• 12th class - Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (88%) [3]The Tribune
ReligionIslam [4]Irfan Mehraj
ControversyReportedly, Ghalib Guru once disagreed to be called as a "proud Indian." Ghalib, in an interview, talked about delay in getting a passport. Some media sources mentioned Ghalib Guru as a 'proud Indian' while broadcasting the interview. [5]DNA Later, in an interview, Ghalib stated that he would never call himself a proud Indian as he believed that the Indian government had taken away his father from him. [6]DNA
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Afzal Guru
Afzal Guru
Mother- Tabassum Guru
SiblingsHe is the only child of his parents.

Ghalib Guru

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ghalib Guru

  • Ghalib Guru is the son of Afzal Guru who was awarded capital punishment for his involvement in the 2001 Indian Parliament attack.
  • Ghalib likes playing cricket since childhood. [7]Irfan Mehraj
  • In an interview, Ghalib recalled some of the moments spent with Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail during visiting hours, where he used to recite poems for his father.

    Ghalib Guru, along with his mother, Tabassum Guru, waiting inside the Central jail to meet his father

    Ghalib Guru, along with his mother, Tabassum Guru, waiting inside the Central jail to meet his father

  • On the third death anniversary of his father, Afzal Guru, i.e., 9 February 2016, Ghalib made an appeal to the separatist organizations, lawyers, and civil society members to help get his father’s belongings back, which included the Holy Quran, his spectacles, a radio set, and books. [8]Kashmir Converner
  • Despite going through hard times in life, facing his father’s execution and aftermaths, Ghalib obtained the 19th rank in the state in his 10th-class Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (BOSE) examination [9]The Kashmir Scenario and passed his 12th-class examination with distinction. While expressing his happiness in an interview after the declaration of the 12th class result, Ghalib mentioned that his aim was to become a doctor for his father as Afzal himself wanted to become a doctor. Ghalib said,

    We learn from the mistakes of the past. My father could not pursue his medical career (at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences). I want to complete it.” [10]The New Indian Express

  • According to some media outlets, Ghalib enrolled himself in a coaching centre in Srinagar with the aim to crack the NEET examination, which he couldn’t. [11]The Tribune
  • In an interview, Ghalib revealed that after the demise of his father, he had a peaceful relationship with the security forces. He added that the security forces would often encourage him to stay focused and motivated on his goals. While talking about this in an interview, Ghalib said,

    I mean, there have been circumstances when I met them. But they always motivated me. They told me if I wanted to pursue medicine, they will never interfere with my studies or my family. They said I should stay focused on my dream and become a doctor.” [12]The Times of India