Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Seema Naqvi
Caste: Shia
Age: 64 Years

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyJanata Party (1980-1986)Janata Party Flag

Bharatiya Janata Party (1986-Present)
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Political Journey• Allahabad District Vice President and the General Secretary of Yuva Janta (Janata Party's Youth Unit) from 1978 to 1979
• Elected member for the State Executive body of the Yuva Janta, Uttar Pradesh
• Fought and won from the Allahabad West Legislative Constituency, Uttar Pradesh in 1980
• Appointed as the General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh of the Yuva Janata
• Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1986
• Got elected to the Lok Sabha from the Rampur seat of Uttar Pradesh
• National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) from 1992 to 1997
• Elected member for the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998
• Appointed as the Minister of State (MoS) for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with an additional charge of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in 1998 by The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government
• National Secretary of the BJP in the year 2000
• Elected Vice-Chairman, Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), from 2001 to 2003
• Got elected for the Rajya Sabha in 2002 and also became a member in the Committee of Finance
• Appointed as the Chairman of the Air Charter Operations of Haj and also the Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the functioning of the Wakf Boards Member in 2004
•2004-2008: Member of several committees such as the Haj Committee, the Court of Aligarh Muslim University, the Committee on Defence, the Consultive Committee for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Committee on External Affairs
• Elected to the Rajya Sabha in July 2010
• 2010-2014: Member of various committees namely the Committee on Defence, the Select Committee to the Wakf (Amendment) Bill, the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Member of the Hindi Salhakar Samiti, Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Committee on Public Undertakings, Vice-President of the India-Iran Parliamentary Friendship group, the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of the Members of Parliament, the Select Committee on the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill
• On 9 November 2014, he was appointed as the Union Minister for the Ministry of Minority Affairs and also as the Union Minister for the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
• On 6 July 2022, he resigned as Minority affairs minister, a day ahead of the expiry of his Rajya Sabha term. [1]The Telegraph
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 October 1957 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2021)64 Years
BirthplaceBhadari, District Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
Zodiac signLibra
HometownAllahabad, Uttar Pradesh
College/University• FRI College, Bareilly
• Anglo-Verna College, Allahabad
• Yadgar College, Allahabad
• Asian Institute of Higher Studies, Noida
Educational Qualification• B.A. (Hons.)
• Post Graduate (Mass Communication)
• Post Graduate Diploma in Media and Communication
Caste/SectShia [2]News18
AddressBungalow No. 3, Jajej Road, Civil Lines, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh
Hobbies• Writing
• Doing Social Work
• Farming
ControversyHe openly opposed and expressed strong discomfort with the induction of Sabir Ali into the BJP; he appealed to the BJP leadership to correct its mistakes and review their decision. Naqvi claimed that Sabir Ali had connections with the Indian Mujahideen terrorist Yasin Bhatkal and also tweeted that a friend of Bhatkal has joined the BJP, but he deleted the tweet later Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Tweets About Sabir Ali
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSeema NaqviMukhtar Abbas Naqvi With His Wife Seema
Marriage Date8 June 1983
WifeSeema NaqviMukhtar Abbas Naqvi With His Wife Seema Naqvi
ChildrenSon- Arshad Naqvi Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's Son Arshad Naqvi
Daughter- None
ParentsFather: Late A.H. Naqvi
Mother: Late Sakina Begum
SiblingsBrother: Athar Abbas Naqvi
Sister: Farhat NaqviMukhtar Abbas Naqvi's Sister Farhat Naqvi
Style Quotient
(as in 2014)
Movable Assets: Worth ₹12.92 lacs

Cash: ₹20,000
Bank Deposits, Shares: ₹1.3 lacs
Jewellery: ₹1 lac

Immovable Assets: Worth ₹1.1 crores

Agricultural land: ₹20 lacs
Buildings and houses: ₹85 lacs
Money Factor
Salary (as a Member of Parliament)₹1 lac per month + other allowances
Net Worth (approx.)
₹9.2 crores (as in 2014)

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is one of the most senior and prominent leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the Muslim face of the party along with leaders like Shahnawaz Hussain and Najma Heptulla. He is currently serving as the Minister of Minority Affairs in the Narendra Modi Government.
  • He was interested in politics from an early age. He joined the Janata Party while he was in college and took part in many political campaigns during the Emergency period; as a consequence, he was jailed in the Naini Central Jail at the age of 17.
  • He swiftly climbed the political ladder after joining the Janata Party and became the Allahabad District Vice President and the General Secretary of Yuva Janta (Youth wing of the Janata Party) during 1978-1979.
  • After joining the BJP in 1986, he got appointed as the National Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (Youth Wing of BJP) in 1992, and the National General Secretary of the BJP and Spokesperson of many states from 2000 to 2002.
  • He got married to Seema Naqvi in 1983 after going through a lot of hurdles; as Seema belongs to a Hindu household, Naqvi had to convince both their families for the marriage.

    Seema Naqvi and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Seema Naqvi and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

  • When he got elected to the Lok Sabha from the Rampur seat, he became the first Muslim ever to win from that constituency, this helped him in being recognized as the Leading Muslim face for the party. In the same year, he got the post of the Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • He visited the U.A.E. as the Head of the Joint Parliamentary Delegation in 1999.

    Naqvi in U.A.E.

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in U.A.E.

  • He was in charge of the Central Election Management and Co-ordination Committee of the BJP from 2002-2006 and from 2006 onwards, he assumed the role of the National Vice-President of the BJP.

    Naqvi Addressing A Press Conference

    Naqvi Addressing A Press Conference

  • He has also played crucial roles as a member of many committees including the Haj Operations Committee and the Defence Committee.
  • His sister, Farhat Naqvi, is a social activist who runs an apolitical voluntary organization named Mera Haq; working for the welfare of the victims of Triple Talaq and Domestic Abuse. She herself has been a victim of this when her husband left her in 2006 for giving birth to a girl child.

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's Sister Farhat Naqvi

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s Sister Farhat Naqvi

  • In November 2014, he was inducted into the Narendra Modi’s Government as the Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs.

    Naqvi Taking Oath As Cabinet Minister

    Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Taking Oath As Cabinet Minister