Omar Abdullah Age, Wife, Family, Biography

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Age: 54 Years
Marital Status: Separated
Hometown: Srinagar

Omar Abdullah

ProfessionIndian Politician
Political PartyJammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC)
J & K National Conference
Political Journey• In 1998, elected to the 12th Lok Sabha.
• In 1999, elected to the 13th Lok Sabha.
• On 13 October 1999, became the Union Minister of State, Commerce, and Industry.
• On 22 July 2001, became the Union Minister of State for External affairs in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA Government.
• On 23 June 2002, became the President of the National Conference Party.
• In 2006, he was reelected the President of the National Conference Party.
• On 5 January 2009, became the 11th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
• On 24 December 2014, he resigned from the post of the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
• He lost the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from the Baramulla constituency to independent candidate Engineer Abdul Rashid, who was in Tihar Jail under UAPA charges, by 2.4 lakh votes.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 9" (175 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 March 1970 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2024)54 Years
BirthplaceRochford, Essex, United Kingdom
Zodiac signPisces
HometownSrinagar district, Kashmir, India
SchoolsBurn Hall School, Sonwar Bagh, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Kasauli Hills, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
CollegeSydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Educational QualificationsB.Com from Sydenham College Mumbai in 1992
DebutIn 1998, when he was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha.
FamilyFather- Farooq Abdullah (Indian Politician)
Omar Abdullah with his father Farooq Abdullah
Grandfather- Late Sheikh Abdullah (Indian Politician)
Omar Abdullah Grandfather Sheikh Abdullah
Mother- Molly Abdullah
Omar Abdullah mother Molly
Omar Abdullah With His Parents
Brother- N/A
Sisters- Safia, Hinna, Sarah
Omar Abdullah sister Sarah
CasteSunni Islam
HobbiesDriving, Skiing, Swimming, Reading, Travelling, Listening to Music
AddressG-1, Gupkar Road Srinagar
Major Controversies• In 2006, he was criticized for meeting with Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharaf, in Islamabad without the approval of the Centre.

• In 2009, he was criticized for covering up the rape & murder of two young women in Shopian.

• In June 2024, he was criticised for sharing a post on Twitter linking Engineer Rashid’s Lok Sabha polls win to secession. He wrote that Engineer Rashid’s win from Baramulla Lok Sabha seat “will empower secessionists.” [1]Hindustan Times
SingerMohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar
Book‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts
Travel DestinationGulmarg, The Maldives, London
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusSeparated
Affairs/GirlfriendsNidhi Razdan (TV News Anchor)
Omar Abdullah with Nidhi Razdan
WifePayal Nath (m. 1994, separated 2011)
Omar Abdullah with his Ex-wife Payal Nath
Note: In 2023, the Delhi High Court directed Omar Abdullah to pay Rs. 1.5 lakh per month as maintenance to Payal Abdullah; the court had initially ordered him to pay Rs. 75,000 per month. [2]The Indian Express
ChildrenSons- Zahir, Zamir
Omar Abdullah with his wife and two sons
Daughter- None
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)65 Lakh INRs (as in 2014)

Omar Abdullah

Some Lesser Known Facts About Omar Abdullah

  • He was born into a political family in Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom.
  • Omar, his father Farooq Abdullah, and his grandfather Sheikh Abdullah, all three have served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • His mother, Molly, is a British Nurse. She never backed Omar to join politics.
  • On 22 July 2001, he became the youngest Union Minister at the age of 32.
  • On 23 June 2002, he replaced his father, Farooq Abdullah, to become the President of National Conference.
  • On 23 December 2002, he resigned from the post of Union Minister to concentrate on party work.
  • In 2008, he played a role in Apoorva Lakhia’s Mission Istaanbul. Mission Istaanbul
  • In 2016, Omar Abdullah filed for divorce from Payal, citing “cruelty” and “desertion” as grounds; however, the trial court rejected the plea, stating that he couldn’t substantiate these claims. Omar later appealed the decision, but the Delhi High Court dismissed the plea on 12 December 2023. The court upheld the family court’s view that the allegations of cruelty were vague and unproven. [3]The Hindu