Age: 66 Years
Net Worth: Rs. 780 Million
|Real Name||Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi ummid.com|
|Profession(s)||Politician, Industrialist & Businessman|
|Political Party||All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)
|Political Journey||• In 2005, he formed his own political party Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) and later changed its name to All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) in 2009.
• In 2006, he was elected as Member of Assam Legislative Assembly simultaneously from two constituencies — South Salmara and Jamunamukh. He remained on the post for four years till 2009.
• In 2009, he was elected as the Member of 15th Parliament from Assam's Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency.
• In 2009, he became the leader of his party All India United Democratic Front in Lok Sabha.
• In 2009, he was appointed as the Member of Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change.
• In 2014, he was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Dhubri constituency after he defeated Wazed Ali Choudhury of the Indian National Congress (INC).
• In 2019, he retained the Lok Sabha seat from Dhubri constituency by defeating INC's Abu Taher Bepari by a margin of 40,000 votes.
|Major Portfolios||• Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Development of Member, and Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour of Government Officers with Members of Lok Sabha (2014-19)
• Member of Consultative Committee and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (2014-19)
• Member of Standing Committee on Science and Technology, and Environment and Forests (2014-19)
|Achievements||Several times, his name has been included in The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC) list of "The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World" for his contributions in Philanthropy, Charity, and Development areas.|
|Date of Birth||• Source 1: 12 February 1950 (Sunday) web.archive.org
• Source 2: 12 February 1956 (Sunday) My Neta
• Source 3: 12 February 1964 (Wednesday) My Neta
|Age (as of 2020)||Source 1: 70 Years web.archive.org
Source 2: 64 Years My Neta
Source 3: 56 years My Neta
|Birthplace||Village Ali Nagar, district Hojai (Nagaon), Assam|
|Hometown||Gopal Nagar, Distt. Hojai (Assam)|
|College/University||Darul Uloom Deoband, UP (1975)|
|Educational Qualification||Fazil-e-Deoband (Masters in Islamic Theology and Arabic)
|Religion||Islam The Indian Express|
|Controversies||• In December 2017, while addressing a press conference, Badruddin Ajmal misbehaved and threatened a journalist who asked him if he would form an alliance with the BJP or the INC, after the 2017 Assam Legislative Assembly Election. Later that day, the journalist lodged an FIR against Badruddin after which Badruddin issued an apology. News 18 YouTube
• In October 2019, Badruddin created a controversy when he issued a statement against Assam's law of giving government jobs to the people who have not more than two children. He said, "Muslims will continue to produce children, they will not listen to anyone. Our religion and I personally believe that those who want to come to the world will come and no one can stop it." India Today YouTube
• In November 2020, AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal was exposed to public contempt when several members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shared a video, claiming that people raised the 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogan while they welcomed Badruddin at the Silchar Airport. The same day, AIUDF held a press conference and rubbished the claims stating it as an attempt by the BJP, along with some media channels, to malign AIUDF by distorting the actual slogan 'Aziz Khan Zindabad' into 'Pakistan Zindabad.' The Quint
• In December 2020, Satya Ranjan Borah, a BJP member, lodged an FIR against Badruddin's "Ajmal Foundation," a public charitable trust, alleging that the organisation has been receiving funds from foreign agencies that have links with terrorist outfits. The complaint filed was based on a report by the Legal Rights Observatory (LRO), a legal rights organisation affiliated with the Hindu-nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).NDTV While speaking with a media correspondent, Badruddin Ajmal rubbished the allegations levelled at Ajmal foundation and also denied receiving funds from any terror-linked foreign agency. He said that the FIR filed against him is a part of a political conspiracy that has been hatched by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's leader in Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, to discredit him, his party (AIUDF), and the Ajmal Foundation. He also demanded a probe at the highest level to establish the truth. Badruddin Facebook
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||30 December 1979 (Sunday)|
|Wife/Spouse||Rezwana Ajmal (homemaker)|
|Children||Son(s)- Abdur Rahim Ajmal (politician), Abdur Rehman Ajmal (politician) and four others
|Parents||Father- Late Haji Ajmal Ali (Businessman)
|Siblings||Brother- Mohammad Amir Uddin Ajmal Ali, Mohammad Sirajuddin Ajmal (former MP), Fakhruddin Ajmal, and Abdulla Ajmal.
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs 78 crores (as of 2019) My Neta|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Maulana Badruddin Ajmal
- Maulana Badruddin Ajmal is a three-term parliamentarian from Assam’s Dhubri and the president of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). Apart from politics, he is also one of the richest Indian politicians and the owner of the Ajmal Group of Companies. He is also known for his contributions to charitable hospitals, orphanages, and educational institutions for which he has been listed in The 500 Most Influential Muslims, an annual publication which ranks the most influential Muslims in the world.
- Maulana Badruddin’s father, Haji Ajmal Ali, was a rice farmer who went to Mumbai in the 1950s and went on to build a perfume empire by the brand name “Ajmal Perfumes.” Badruddin brothers inherited their father’s fortune, the Ajmal Group of Companies, and took it to new heights by expanding its business in various sectors including oil and textile.
- Badruddin became active in Assam’s politics after establishing his political party, Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) in 2005. The AUDF, a party which was established just six months prior to the election, went on to win 10 seats in the 2006 assembly elections.
- Prior to the 2009 General Election of India, Ajmal relaunched AUDF as a national party and changed its name to All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF).
- The margin of seats increased in 2011 Assam Assembly polls, as Ajmal’s party won 18 seats in large and Muslim-majority constituencies.
- He eventually gained stature after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, wherein his party won three out of 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam. His brother, Mohammad Sirajuddin Ajmal, was also one of the three members of parliament who won on the ticket of AIUDF.
- Ajmal’s party won 13 out of 126 seats in the 2016 Assam Assembly elections. The party’s vote share was 13 percent in this election.
- There is no doubt that even after being the youngest of the 5 prominent political parties in Assam, Ajmal’s political party has made a notable place in Assam’s politics; however, Ajmal’s popularity is not only because of his political presence but also because he is a globally renowned perfume baron and one of the owners of Ajmal Perfumes, a perfume brand which reported a global turnover of Rs. 1,475 crore in 2011.
- According to a report in Hindustan Times, Badruddin Ajmal’s family owns most of Hojai town in Nagaon district of Assam. In the same town is Ajmal’s palatial residence, which has a large garden, about twenty luxury vehicles of different designs and colours, and a separate bungalow for his bodyguards and servants.
- Badruddin Ajmal business is not limited to perfumes. He runs a number of companies in association with his family. These include Ajmal Fragrances And Fashions Private Limited, Ajmal Holding and Investments Private Limited, Belleza Enterprises Limited, Happy Nest Developers Private Limited, Al-Majid Distillation and Processing Private Limited, and Ajmal Biotech Private Limited.
- Ajmal’s family runs several social welfare organisations. The most prominent ones include Ajmal Foundation (a charitable trust) and Markazul Ma`arif. In addition, the family also owns Asia’s largest charitable hospital – the 500-bed Haji Abdul Majid Memorial Hospital and Research Center.