Irfan Solanki Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Wife: Naseem Solanki
Age: 44 Years

Irfan Solanki

Full nameHaji Irfan Solanki [1]Haji Irfan Solanki – Instagram
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartySamajwadi Party (SP) (2007-Present)
Samajwadi Party (SP) flag
Political Journey• Elected as MLA from Arya Nagar in 2007
• Elected as MLA from Sishamau in 2012
• Elected as MLA from Sishamau in 2017
• Elected as MLA from Sishamau in 2022
Personal Life
Date of Birth 5 June 1979 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023) 44 Years
BirthplaceAjmer, Rajasthan, India
Zodiac signGemini
SignatureIrfan Solanki's signature
HometownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolCity Model Inter College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Educational QualificationHe is a 12th pass. [2]MyNeta
ReligionIslam [3]Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
CasteMuslim Teli Thakur [4]Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
ControversiesBooked for Misbehaving With Woman IAS Officer: On 19 June 2011, Irfan Solanki was arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a woman IAS officer of the State Power Department in Kanpur. Four days earlier, Solanki and his associates had visited the office of Ritu Maheshwari, Kanpur Electricity Supply Company managing director, with some complaints. There, Solanki and his associates were stopped by the security guards on their way in, but they forced their way into Maheshwari’s cabin and allegedly misbehaved with her. Consequently, District Magistrate Hari Om intervened and put the matter to rest after receiving an apology from Solanki; however, a formal complaint was lodged against Solanki and 20 of his supporters by executive engineer Ashok Kumar Singh two days later. Irked over the incident of Solanki’s arrest, his supporters came out on the streets to protest against it. [5]The Indian Express

Clashes with Police Over Tinted Car Windows: Allegedly, Solanki and his supporters engaged in a fight with the police in May 2012 after the police objected to his tinted car windows which are illegal in India. The MLA was halted by police in Faridabad on his way to Delhi from Kanpur. Initially, Solanki tried to play the MLA card to persuade the police to let him go, but they insisted on removing the black film from the windows. This led to a brawl between Solanki and the police following which Solanki's supporters allegedly beat up the police. Consequently, Solanki had to pay Rs 2,000 as a fine. The incident came as an embarrassment to UP CM Akhilesh Yadav who assured the end of crime and hooliganism following apprehensions that the Samajwadi Party’s rule would lead to “goondaism” in the state. [6]India Today

Tricolour Cake Cutting Case: In 2011, Solanki and PWD minister Shivpal Singh Yadav came under public scrutiny for cutting a cake that bore the colours of the Indian national flag. The additional chief metropolitan magistrate issued bailable warrants against Solanki and Yadav after they cut the cake during the birthday bash of SP leader Harmohan Singh Yadav on 18 October 2010. SP leaders Harmohan Singh, Sachin Tangdi, Jitendra Bahadur Singh, Shiv Pal Singh, and Irfan Solanki, were booked by Gwaltoli police under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act-1971. [7]The Times of India

Doctors Row In UP: Allegedly, Solanki and his bodyguards were severely assaulted by junior doctors of the Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Memorial Medical College in Swaroop Nagar, Kanpur on 28 February 2014. Apparently, an elderly man named Qadir Ali hit a junior doctor's vehicle from behind near the Swaroop Nagar petrol pump following which the junior doctor and his friends started roughing up the elderly man. When Solanki intervened to defend the elderly man, he was manhandled by the junior doctors, who also damaged his car meanwhile assaulting his driver and gunner. In the aftermath of the assault, the MLA's supporters went on a rampage, instigating violence by beating up students and professors in the hostel of the medical college. More than a hundred Samajwadi Party musclemen or goondas instigated violence by pelting stones at passing vehicles and damaging scores of parked vehicles. The distressed environment led local shopkeepers to down their shutters. Tension spread extensively following which a heavy police force, comprising PAQC and RAQF, was deployed on the spot to take control of the situation. Several cops, journalists, and civilians were severely injured during the agitation. [8]The Times of India A team of policemen headed by SSP Yashashvi Yadav entered the campus of  GSVM Medical College and manhandled principal Dr Navneet Kumar by holding him by the collar. [9]The Times of India Irked over the incident, thousands of doctors at hospitals across UP went on strike protesting Samajwadi Party's "goonda raj." The doctor stubbornly demanded Solanki's arrest alleging that several doctors were mercilessly beaten and dragged by policemen following the GSVM Medical College incident. [10]The Hindu Health services across the state were severely affected during the doctor's strike. Several dozen patients died during this time. A six-day strike by the doctors led to Solanki being booked on charges of attempt to murder, rioting and voluntarily causing hurt. The FIR against Solanki was filed at Swarup Nagar Police Station on the complaint of a medical student named Himanshu Kumar Singh, who was injured during the clashes on 28 February. [11]India Today Later, Solanki held a press conference, where he put forward Qadir Ali and claimed that he merely stepped in to save him from the junior doctors. The doctors withdrew their strike following various legal developments and assurances from politicians like Mulayam Singh Yadav. Later, the Uttar Pradesh government transferred SSP Yashaswi Yadav from Kanpur to DGP's office in Lucknow. [12]The Hindu

Jajmau Arson Case: In an attempt to grab the plot of a woman named Nazir Fatima located in Jajmau Defence Colony of Kanpur Nagar, Irfan Solanki, his brother Rizwan Solanki and their aides allegedly set afire her house built on the plot on 7 November 2022. Fatima and her family were away from their house to attend a marriage ceremony on the day it was burnt. Allegedly, the land was located next to Rizwan Solanki’s residence and was valued at around Rs 2 crore. On Fatima's complaint, Solanki and his brother were booked under IPC sections 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc) and 506 (criminal intimidation). Thereafter, the two were on the run to evade the arrest. While absconding, Solanki boarded a flight on a forged Aadhaar card, compromising airport security following which an FIR was lodged against him for the same. [13]NDTV The duo evaded the arrest for over three weeks after which Solanki and his brother surrendered at the Camp office of the Kanpur Commissioner of Police (CP) on 2 December 2022. Thereafter, they were produced before the MP/MLA court which remanded them in 14-day judicial custody. Then, they were sent to Kanpur jail. [14]Hindustan Times Later, in the same month, he was shifted to the Maharajganj district jail in Uttar Pradesh. [15]The Times of India On 26 December, the police also invoked the Gangsters Act against Irfan Solanki and his brother.

Illegally Issued Letter To Six Bangladesh Migrants to Authorise Them as Indian Nationals: On 10 December 2022, while Solanki was imprisoned for Jajmau Arson Case, he was booked for issuing a letter to six Bangladeshi migrants proclaiming them as Indian citizens. The police found the letter purportedly signed by Solanki when they raided a house in Kanpur’s Aryanagar area, where they caught Bangladesh national Rizwan Mohammad staying illegally with his family. The family members included his wife Hina Khalid (45), daughter Rukhsar Rizwan (21), the couple’s two minor sons aged 17 and 15 and Rizwan’s father-in-law Khalid Majid (79). Other documents like passports and three fake aadhaar cards besides cash and jewellery were also seized from them. [16]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date17 December 2003
Wife/SpouseNaseem Solanki
Haji Irfan Solanki with his wife
ChildrenSon- Mustafa Solanki
Daughter(s)- Zaara Fatima, Zabiya
Irfan Solanki with his children
ParentsFather- Hazi Mushtaq Solanki (deceased) (politician)
Haji Irfan Solanki's father, Hazi Mushtaq Solanki
Mother- Name Not Known
Irfan Solanki with his mother and brother, Rizwan Solanki
SiblingsBrother- Rizwan Solanki (politician) (image in Parents section)

Note: Rizwan Solanki is also a member of the SP, and he was also accused in the Jajmau Arson Case.
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMoveable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 45,000
• Deposits in Banks: Rs. 12,24,687
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 33,11,000
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 22,00,000
• Jewellery: Rs. 2,25,000
• Other Assets: Rs. 2,00,000

Immoveable Assets
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 6,12,36,400
• Commercial Buildings: Rs. 25,00,000
• Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,60,00,000

Note: The given estimates of moveable and immovable assets are according to the financial year 2021-22. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents. [17]MyNeta
Net Worth (as of 2022)Rs. 8,82,42,087

Note: It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents. [18]MyNeta

Irfan Solanki

Some Lesser Known Facts About Irfan Solanki

  • Irfan Solanki is an Indian politician and member of the Samajwadi Party (SP). He was elected as a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly four times, once from Arya Nagar and thrice from Sishamau. A controversial figure, he is notorious for hooliganism in Uttar Pradesh and made headlines during the UP doctors’ strike and statewide hospital closures in March 2014. He again caught the public eye in 2022 in the Jajmau Arson Case.
  • Irfan Solanki was intrigued to pursue a career in politics watching his father, Haji Mushtaq Solanki, a member of the Samajwadi Party who was elected as the MLA from Arya Nagar in 1996 and 2002. Mushtaq Solanki joined SP in 1993, a year after Mulayam Singh Yadav formed it. After being elected as the MLA from Arya Nagar in 2002, he could not complete his term due to his untimely death in 2006. That’s when SP gave a ticket to Irfan to contest the 2007 assembly polls in UP from his father’s seat. Irfan won the seat and became the youngest MLA in the 15th Assembly at the age of 26 years and six months old.

    Irfan Solanki with the national president of the Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav

    Irfan Solanki with the national president of the Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav

  • Irfan also inherited a tannery business in Kanpur from his father after his death.
  • On 15 April 2023, gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother were shot dead by unidentified men while the two were having a conversation with media persons. In the aftermath of the incident, Irfan Solanki’s wife, Naseem, wrote a letter to CM Yogi Adityanath requesting him to shift her husband from Maharajganj Jail to Kanpur Jail on the humanitarian ground in the upcoming Ramzan month. In her letter, she stated that Irfan had been shifted to Maharajganj Jail due to a conspiracy alleging that the police torturing him physically and mentally. She also said,

    The treatment of Irfan is worse than animals in Maharajganj jail. Neither the family members nor their advocate Gaurav Dixit are allowed to meet him. Irfan’s health is very bad. His weight has reduced. He has stones in both his kidneys”

  • While Solanki was lodged in Maharajganj jail in 2023, the police confiscated his properties worth Rs 150 crore under the Gangster Act which he had allegedly amassed through illegal means. [19]The Times of India