Waris Pathan Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Real NameWaris Yusuf Pathan
Profession(s)Politician & Lawyer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 187 cm
in meters- 1.87 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 2”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyAIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen)
Political Journey• MLA of the constituency of Byculla, Mumbai (2014-19)
• AIMIM National Spokesperson (2020-present)
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 November 1966 (Saturday)
Age (as in 2019)53 Years
BirthplaceNagpada, Mumbai
Zodiac signSagittarius
SignatureWaris Pathan Signature
College/University• Mumbai University
• KC Law College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification•
ReligionIslam [1]ndtv
AddressHi-cons Residency, 7th Floor, 702 , 26th Road, Bandra (West),Mumbai - 400050
Controversies• On 15 March 2016, Waris Pathan was unanimously suspended from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on the grounds of disrespecting the country, when he refused to say "Bharat Mata Ki Jai." [2]TimesofIndia

• In September 2017, during Ganpati celebrations at Byculla, Waris Pathan chanted "Ganpati Bappa Maurya" while addressing the devotees present in the programme, for which he was criticised by a few Indian Muslim clerics (Maulvis) as well as some of his party members [3]TimesNow

• On February 2020, while addressing an Anti-CAA rally in Kalaburagi, Waris Pathan got involved in a controversy when he said "The time has come now for us to unite and achieve freedom. Remember, we may be 15 crores but can dominate over 100 crores." Later, he was charged for the alleged hate speech. under the Indian penal code sections - 117, 153, and 153A [4]NDTV
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeGazala Waris Pathan
Waris Pathan with his wife
ChildrenSon- Arbaz Waris Pathan (Advocate)
Waris Pathan with his son Arbaz
Daughter- Ayesha Waris Pathan
Waris Pathan's daughter
ParentsFather- Yusuf Pathan (retired sessions court judge)
Mother- Name Not Known
Style Quotient
Assets/Properties15.80 crore (as in 2019) [5]TheIndianExpress

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Waris Pathan

  • His father, Yusuf Pathan was the first NDPS sessions court judge in Mumbai.
  • Waris Pathan has had a successful law career before joining politics in 2014. He has fought several high profile cases including Mumbai Blasts 1993 case (defence lawyer), Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s “hit-and-run” case (defence lawyer), and many more.
  • He accidentally entered politics in 2014, just a few days prior to the Mumbai Legislative Assembly elections, when AIMIM party members proposed him to contest the upcoming MLA election for Byculla constituency on the ticket of AIMIM; he accepted the proposal and filed his nomination, just a day before the nomination deadline.
Waris Pathan with AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi

A picture of Waris Pathan with AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi during a rally in Nagpada, Mumbai

  • By Campaigning for just 12 days before Byculla assembly polls, Waris Pathan was successful in beating congress’ Madhu Chavan, the then incumbent MLA from Byculla, by 20023 votes.
A picture of Waris Pathan after winning Byculla seat

A picture of Waris Pathan after winning Byculla seat in 2014 Maharashtra Assembly polls

  • Waris Pathan is friends with a number of Bollywood actors.

  • Waris Pathan and his wife Gazana Pathan were strongly against the introduction of the Tripple Talaq Bill.

  • In August 2019, Waris Pathan was detained by the Mumbai police for allegedly offering prayers for the people of Kashmir at a mosque in Madanpura, Byculla.


Waris Pathan detained over offering prayers for Kashmiris

Pictures of Waris Pathan inside Madanpura Police Station after getting arrested.

  • On 22 February 2020, a sedition case was filed against the former MLA, following his “15 crore Muslim can dominate 100 crore Hindus” remark, while addressing an Anti-CAA rally in Kalaburagi, Karnataka.

Waris Pathan addressing An Anti-CAA rally in Kalaburagi