Hometown: Dhuswa, Uttar Pradesh
Age: 64 Years
Wife: Mehjabin Malik
|Full name||Mohammed Nawab Malik MyNeta|
|Political Party||• Sanjay Vichar Manch (1984)
• Samajwadi Party (SP) (1994–2004)
• Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) (2001-Present)
|Political Journey||• Joined Sanjay Vichar Manch (SMV)
• Contested and lost the 1984 Lok Sabha elections for the first time from the Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha constituency
• Joined the Samajwadi Party in 1994
• Contested from the Nehrunagar Assembly constituency 1995, but he lost the election by a margin of 14,058 from Suryakant Mahadik (Shiv Sena candidate)
• Elected as an MLA from Nehrunagar Assembly constituency in the 1996 by-election
• Re-elected as an MLA from Nehrunagar Vidhan Sabha constituency in 1999, defeating Shiv Sena candidate Manohar Salvi by a margin of 18458 votes
• Expelled from the Samajwadi Party due to his anti-party activities
• Joined Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in 2001
• Served as housing minister in the state cabinet
• Elected as an MLA from Nehrunagar Assembly constituency in 2004, defeating Shiv Sena Suryakant Mahadik by a margin of 30261 votes
• Started heading the Ministry of Labour (Maharashtra)
• Headed the Ministry of Labour (Maharashtra) from November 2004 to February 2005
• Minister of Labour from 2008 to 6 November 2009
• Elected as an MLA from Anushakti Nagar Assembly constituency in 2009, defeating Shiv Sena candidate Tukaram Ramkrishna Kate by a margin of 6825 votes
• Became the national spokesperson of NCP in 2012
• Contested 2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections from Anushakti Nagar Assembly constituency, but he was defeated by the Shiv Sena candidate Tukaram Ramkrishna Kate by a margin of 1007 votes
• Elected as an MLA from Anushakti Nagar Assembly constituency in 2019, defeating the Shiv Sena candidate Tukaram Ramkrishna Kate by a margin of 12751 votes
• Head of Ministry of Minority Development and Aukaf Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship from 30 December 2019 to 27 March 2022
• Became Mumbai President of NCP in 2019
|Date of Birth||20 June 1959 (Saturday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||64 Years|
|Birthplace||Dhuswa village of Utraula Tehsil, Balrampur district in eastern Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Dhuswa village of Utraula Tehsil, Balrampur district in eastern Uttar Pradesh|
|School||• Noor Baug Municipal School
• Anjuman Islam High School, CST Road, Mumbai
|College/University||Burhani College, Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||• 12th pass
• Bachelor of Arts (Dropout) MyNeta
|Religion||Nawab Malik belongs to a Muslim family Hindustan Times|
|Controversies||Corruption Charges (2003)
In 2003, Indian social activist Anna Hazare made allegations of corruption against four ministers of the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra including Nawab Malik. Anna Hazare alleged that Malik was involved in stopping the reconstruction of the Jariwala Chawl in Mumbai by MHADA to benefit a private builder. To investigate the corruption charges against the four ministers, the P. B. Sawant commission was set up in September 2003. The commission submitted its report in February 2005 formally accusing Nawab Malik, Padmasinh Patil, and Suresh Jain of the charge. Thereafter, he had to resign from the position of Minister of Labour. The Indian Express
Nawab-Patil clash in Deonar (2016)
In 2016, a scuffle broke out between NCP leaders Nawab Malik and Sanjay Dina Patil during a party meeting in Deonar. While Malik alleged that Patil had fired at the venue from his weapon, Patil alleged that Malik’s supporters had charged at him with swords. Thereafter, the police filed the cases under sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to the attempt to murder and rioting, as well as under sections of the Arms Act, against the two. Hindustan Times However, later the quarrel ended after the intervention of the senior party leader Sunil Tatkare. India Today
Accused Anna Hazare of taking money to sit on hunger strikes (2019)
In 2019, Nawab Malik targeted Anna Hazare and accused Hazare of taking money to sit on hunger strikes. He claimed that the RSS funds Anna Hazare for his hunger strikes. At that time, the social activist was protesting against the Centre and the Maharashtra government for not setting up a Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayukta in the state by sitting on a hunger strike at Ralegan Siddhi. A legal notice was sent to Malik by Hazare’s lawyer, Milind Pawar, seeking a public apology for the defamatory remarks. Additionally, the notice also featured a warning for a defamation suit against Malik if he failed to tender an apology. Consequently, Malik tendered a written apology to Hazare for the controversial statement, and he was pardoned by Hazare. Pawar, while addressing the media said,
"After getting Malik’s response to our notice, Anna has said we should pardon him as good sense has prevailed over him and he has regretted his remarks."
Nawab Malik vs Sameer Wankhede (2021)
On January 13, 2021, Malik’s son-in-law, Sameer Shabbir Khan was arrested by Sameer Wankhede, former zonal director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), in an alleged drugs case. After Wankhede busted the cruise drugs case involving Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan in October 2021, Nawab Malik launched a tirade against Wankhede and levelled several allegations against him. Malik accused Wankhede of forging a scheduled caste document to clear the UPSC examination. Later, Malik leaked a birth certificate on social media, which stated that Wankhede was a Muslim. Malik posted photos of Wankhede's sister calling her 'Lady Don', her family bogus and claiming that she visited the Maldives for the purpose of extortion. India Today Malik was directed Malik to refrain from making such public statements or using social media against Wankhede by the Bombay High Court after Wankhede’s father filed a defamation suit against Malik. Later, NCB ordered a vigilance probe against Wankhede after a witness accused him of asking for a Rs. 25 crore bribe to release Aryan Khan. In November 2021, Sameer Wankhede was taken off the controversial cruise drugs case, with the agency transferring the investigation in the matter to NCB’s special team from Delhi. India Today
Arrested for a 1999 Money Laundering Case (2022)
On 23 February 2022, Malik was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) for money laundering case linked to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The ED revealed it was found that Malik had bought a plot with help of Dawood’s sister Haseena Parkar (now deceased) in suburban Mumbai for Rs. 55 lakh instead of its then estimated worth of Rs. 3.3 crore. Reportedly, the land belonged Munira Plumber and was allegedly acquired in 1995 by Parkar through a forged power of attorney. The deal was struck by Malik through a company identified as Solidus Investments Pvt. Ltd, owned by Malik’s family. Plumber claimed she had given the power of attorney of the said land to a close associate of Parkar named Salim Patel for removing the encroachments from the said property. In 2021, Plumber discovered that her property was sold to Malik via media. The Hindu On 11 August 2023, the Supreme Court of India granted him interim bail for two months on medical grounds; the interim bail was granted after 1.5 years of custody. Hindustan Times
|Relationships & More|
• Faraz Mailk
• Aamir Malik
• Nilofer Malik
• Sana Malik Shaikh
Note: Nilofer Malik is married to the businessman Sameer Shabbir Khan who was arrested in 2021 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on the charges of an alleged drugs case. The Indian Express
|Parents||Father- Haji Malik Mohammed Islam (ragpicker)
Mother- Name Not Known
Note: Haji Malik Mohammed Islam died on 5 March 2015.
|Siblings||Brother- Abdul Rashid Kaptan Malik (Politician)
Sister- Saeeda Khan (Doctor, Politician, Activist)
Note: Kaptan Malik became the municipal councillor of Ward No 170 (L ward) on a ticket from NCP in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections.
|Car Collection||•' Skoda
• Maruti Ertiga
• Cash: Rs. 5,51,867
• Deposits in Banks: Rs. 6,96,214
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 1,13,37,412
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 5,00,000
• Personal loans/advance given: Rs. 16,41,233
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 10,98,099
• Jewellery: Rs. 32,43,605
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,36,65,541
• Residential Buildings: Rs. 2,47,35,000 MyNeta
|Net Worth (as of 2019)||Rs. 5,29,39,335 MyNeta|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nawab Malik
- Nawab Malik is an Indian politician who is the National Spokesperson and Mumbai President of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). In February 2022, Malik made headlines when he was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) for an alleged money laundering case.
- Hailing from Dhuswa, a village close to the India-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh, Nawab Malik’s parents relocated to Mumbai for better career opportunities in 1970.
- His father, initially a ragpicker in Mumbai’s notorious neighbourhood Dongri, later ventured into the scrap business with the help of Malik, which flourished over time.
- He actively took part in social reforming activities since his college days.
- In 1979, Malik was drawn toward politics after participating in a protest against a fee hike by the University of Mumbai. His participation in the protest became a turning point in his life, leading him to pursue a career in activism and politics.
- He ventured into politics via Yuva Congress, the youth wing of the Indian National Congress (INC) party. He worked with INC under the leadership of Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi.
- After Sanjay Gandhi’s demise in 1980, his widow, Maneka Gandhi, founded a political party called ‘Sanjay Vichar Manch.’ In the 1984 Indian General elections, Malik contested the elections for the first time from the Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha constituency seat as a candidate of the Sanjay Vichar Manch (SMV). In the elections, Malik lost the polls securing less than 3,000 votes. The seat was won by Congress candidate Gurudas Kamat by a margin of 96,274.
- A year later, a bypoll was declared on the Nehrunagar Assembly seat after the Supreme Court set aside Suryakant Mahadik’s election. In the 1996 Nehrunagar by-election, Malik contest the seat as a Samajwadi Party candidate and got elected as an MLA for the first time.
- In the 1999 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, Nawab Malik contested and won the Nehrunagar Assembly seat as a candidate of the Samajwadi Party, defeating Shiv Sena candidate Manohar Salvi by a margin of 18458 votes. In the elections, he was one of only two SP winners across Maharashtra. In Assembly polls, Samajwadi Party decided to become a part of the coalition government led by Congress and NCP. Samajwadi Party became a part of the coalition government led by Congress and NCP after the assembly polls in which Malik was appointed as a minister of state.
- In February 2005, he had to resign from the post as he was indicted for corrupt practices. Three years later, he resumed his position as Minister of Labour.
- In the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, Ashok Chavan became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra as Vilasrao Deshmukh resigned from office. In Ashok Chavan’s ministry, Malik continued to serve as the head of the Ministry of Labour until 6 November 2009.
- The 2009 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections resulted in the formation of a coalition government of Congress and NCP with Ashok Chavan (of Congress) as the chief minister. In the Second Ashok Chavan ministry, Malik wasn’t appointed as a Cabinet Minister.
- After the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, a coalition government called Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was formed by the alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP, INC, with the support of the Samajwadi Party, PWPI, Prahar Janshakti Party, and several other political parties including Independent MLAs. In the MVA government, Malik served as the head of the ‘Ministry of Minority Development and Aukaf’ and the ‘Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship’ from 30 December 2019 to 27 March 2022.
- As a guardian minister, he was allocated two districts, Parbhani and Gondia, where he oversaw the implementation of government policies from 9 January 2020 to 27 March 2022.
- After his arrest in the Money Laundering Case of 1999, NCP decided to keep Nawab Malik as a minister but took away his portfolios.