Mehbooba Mufti Age, Biography, Husband, Children, Family, Facts & More

Mehbooba Mufti

Full NameMehbooba Mufti Sayeed
Nickname"Daddy's Girl" (in Kashmir)
Political PartyJammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party Logo
Political Journey1996: Became an MLA from Bijbehara on an Indian National Congress ticket.
1999: Became Vice-President of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The same year she contested the parliamentary elections from Srinagar, where she lost to the sitting member Omar Abdullah.
2002: She again became an M.L.A. from Pahalgam, defeating Rafi Ahmed Mir.
2004: She was elected a Member of Parliament from Anantnag.
2014: She was again elected a Member of Parliament from Anantnag.
2016: On 4 April, she became the 1st woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
2018: On 19 June 2018, she resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir; as the BJP pulled out of the coalition with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir
Biggest RivalOmar Abdullah
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 May 1959
Age (as in 2017)58 Years
Birth PlaceBijbehara, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownAnantnag, J&K, India
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityThe University of Kashmir
Educational QualificationB.A. from the University of Kashmir
LLB from the University of Kashmir
DebutIn 1996, when she was elected a Member of Legislative Assembly of J&K
FamilyFather- Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (Politician)
Mehbooba Mufti With Her Father
Mother- Gulshan Ara (Politician)
Mehbooba Mufti With Her Mother
Brother- Mufti Tasaduq Sayeed (Cinematographer)
Mehbooba Mufti With Her Brother
Sister- Rubaiyya Sayeed
Mehbooba Mufti Sister Rubaiyya Sayeed
AddressFair View Gupkar Road, Srinagar- 3, Anantnag, J&K, India
HobbiesReading, Writing, Travelling
Controversies• In 2016, she invited a controversy when she decided to approve compensation for Khalid Muzaffar Wani’s family. Khalid was the brother of slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani who was killed by the security forces on 8 July 2016. She said, “Militant Aur Militant Ki Family Mein Hume Farq Karna Padega, Unko Ek hi Nazar Se Nahin Dekh Sakte (We have to differentiate between militants, and their families. (We) cannot look at both in the same manner).” Mufti's statement was condemned by a majority of political parties including the BJP and the Congress.
• In July 2016, she again fell prey to a controversy by making a statement inside the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly; in which she quoted, "they [Kashmiri Pandits] can’t return to their original homes in the current atmosphere." She likened their homecoming to "throwing pigeons among the cats." Mufti drew a lot of flak from various quarters, for this erroneous "pigeon-cat" analogy.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Husband/SpouseJaved Iqbal Shah (animal rights activist)
Mehbooba Mufti Ex-Husband Javed Iqbal Shah
Marriage DateYear 1984
ChildrenSon- None
Daughters- Irtiqa Iqbal (Indian Foreign Service Officer), Iltija Iqbal (Works in Film Industry)
Mehbooba Mufti Daughters
Money Factor
Salary (as J&K Chief Minister)₹1.80 lakh (as in 2017)
Net Worth ₹52 lakh (as in 2014)

Mehbooba Mufti

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mehbooba Mufti

  • Does Mehbooba Mufti smoke?: No
  • Does Mehbooba Mufti drink alcohol?: No
  • She was born in a rich Kashmiri Saeed family in Akhran Nowpora, J&K.
  • She has been a brilliant student and was the topper of her school.
  • Initially, Mehbooba had no interest in politics. However, she came to limelight after the kidnapping of her sister, Rubiya Saeed in 1989. At that time, her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was appointed the Union Home Minister in the V. P. Singh Government. She became famous in media at that time because she was giving lots of interviews to media personnel.
  • Her sister was released when, after a hectic drama for a few days, 5 terrorists were released in exchange of Rubiya. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed With Rubiya After Her Release
  • It was in 1996 that she actively involved in the politics. Her father had joined the Congress and Congress gave her a ticket to fight Assembly election from Bijbehara, which she won comfortably.
  • However, 3 years later, Mufti Mohammed Saeed quit the Congress and formed his own party- PDP. He appointed Mehbooba the Vice President of the party.
  • Mehbooba’s mother is also a politician and had contested the 1996 J&K Assembly elections. However, she had lost that election.
  • Her brother, Mufti Tasaduq Sayeed, has no interest in the politics and is working as Cinematographer. His work was appreciated in Vishal Bhardwaj‘s films Omkara and Kaminey.
  • Mehbooba doesn’t enjoy a successful marriage life as she is a divorcee. She has 2 daughters, Irtiqa Iqbal and Iltija Iqbal. Irtiqa works in London at the Indian High Commission while Iltija is involved in the Indian Film Industry.