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Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad is the founder of Democratic Azad Party since 2022.
He is also the former Chief Minister of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
During his tenure, Azad was a member of the Indian National Congress party.


Ghulam Nabi Azad is a former Indian National Congress party politician. He entered to the political fray as the secretary for the Block Congress Committee in Bhalessa in 1973. He trudged up the ranks and was subsequently appointed President of the youth congress. He won his first parliamentary elections in 1980 from Washim constituency in Maharashtra. He was inducted into the cabinet as a Union Minister in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs in1982. Thereafter, he climbed up the political totem pole, bagged a few more prolific roles in the government as a Minister of state and consequently was sworn in the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in 2005. In 2008, he provoked a dire consequence by canceling the transfer of land to build a Hindu Shrine following a mass revolt by the Muslims. This ricocheted a Hindu Protest that claimed seven lives. The events culminated in Azad tendering in his resignation. He also served as the fifth term member of Rajya Sabha.

Personal Life

Full Name Ghulam Nabi Azad
Date of Birth 07 Mar 1949 (Age 73)
Place of Birth Village Soti, Bhadarwah, Distt. Doda (Jammu & Kashmir)
Party name Democratic Azad Party
Education M.Sc, Zoology from Kashmir University
Profession Political and Social Worker
Father's Name Shri Rahamatullah
Mother's Name Shrimati Basa Begum
Spouse's Name Shrimati Shameem Dev Azad
Spouse's Profession Social Service
Children 1 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)
Religion Islam


Permanent address Bungalow No. 2, Panama Chowk, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.180004 H.No. 9, Hyderpora Byepass, Srinagar, J&K
Present address 5, South Avenue Lane, New Delhi -110011
Contact number 23792052, 23792944,23013292
Email azadg@sansad.nic.in
Website NA
Social Handles

Education Qualification of Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad started his education from local school, thereafter, he earned B.Sc. degree from G.G.M. Science College. Subsequently, Azad also earned Master's in Zoology degree from the University of Kashmir, in the year 1972.

Interesting Facts about Ghulam Nabi Azad

Azad was the third Congress chief minister in Jammu and Kasmir.

Political Timeline of Ghulam Nabi Azad

  • 2022
    Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned from the Indian National Congress party including primary membership on 26th August, 2022.
  • 2015
    He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha for a fifth term.
  • 2014 -2021
    The leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha.
  • 2014
    Union Minister of Water Resources (Additional Charge).
  • 2009
    He was Elected to Rajya Sabha for a fourth term and subsequently appointed as Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
  • 2008
    Re-elected to Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly from Bhaderwah by defeating Daya Krishan with a margin of 29436 votes.
  • 2006
    He was elected to Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in the by-election with the highest number of votes in the history of the state.
  • 2005
    He was sworn in as Chief Minister, Jammu, and Kashmir.
  • 2004
    He was elected as Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Urban Development.
  • 2002
    He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha for a third term.
  • 2000
    Member, J.P.C. on the Functioning of Wakf Boards.
  • 1999
    Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism, and Culture.
  • 1998
    Member, Committee on Energy Member, Rajghat Samadhi Committee.
  • 1996
    He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha for a second term.
  • 1993
    Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; and Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism.
  • 1991
    Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.
  • 1990
    Elected to Rajya Sabha.
  • 1986
    Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies.
  • 1985
    Member, Eighth Lok Sabha for a second term.
  • 1983
    He served as a Union Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • 1982
    He was appointed as Union Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs.
  • 1980
    Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence.
  • 1980
    Member, Seventh Lok Sabha from Washim constituency in Maharashtra where he defeated Ade Pratapsing Ramsing of JNP.


Net Worth4.14 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

Election results of Ghulam Nabi Azad
Year Election Type Constituency Result
2014 Parliament election MP Udhampur LOST
1984 Parliament election MP Washim WON

Ghulam Nabi Azad Latest News & Updates

Ghulam Nabi Azad thinks religious politics damaging our nation

Ghulam Nabi today stated that politics based on religion has deeply harmed Indian.
The Democratic Azad Party chairman also said that citizen should vote on the basis of development.

Nov 29, 2022
Ghulam Nabi Azad launches Democratic Azad Party in J&K

Ghulam Nabi Azad recently formed a new political party named ‘Democratic Azad Party’. He declared the party name almost one month after quitting the INC party. Azad was also seen saying at an event that the party would have “no age bar”.

Sep 26, 2022
Ghulam Nabi Azad praises Narendra Modi during a meeting of Kashmir's Baramulla

Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was recently seen praising PM Narendra Modi during a meeting in north Kashmir's Baramulla.
Ghulam ji appreciated by telling him a nice human being.
Moreover, he recalled his term as the CM of the state J&K and shared some old memories from the terrorist attack incident.
Azad ji shared that during that attack, Modi ji, the then CM of Gujarat called him repeatedly regarding the Gujarati tourists.
He also added that while reaching to the spot, Modi ji broke down into tears after seeing the whole situation.

Sep 12, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Ghulam Nabi Azad)

In which year did Ghulam Nabi Azad receive Padma Bhushan award?

Ghulam Nabi Azad received Padma Bhushan award in the year 2022.

Did Ghulam Nabi Azad receive Padma Bhushan?

Yes, Ghulam Nabi Azad was bestowed with the Padma Bhushan award in the field of Public Affairs.

How old is Ghulam Nabi Azad?

Ghulam Nabi Azad is 73-year-old (As of 2022).

Does Ghulam Nabi Azad have criminal cases?

No, Ghulam Nabi Azad does not have any criminal case.

What is Ghulam Nabi Azad's caste?

Ghulam Nabi Azad belongs to Muslim community.

What is Ghulam Nabi Azad's contact number?

Ghulam Nabi Azad's contact number is 23792052/23792944/23013292.

What is the name of Ghulam Nabi Azad's son?

Saddam Nabi Azad is the son of Ghulam Nabi Azad.

What is the name of Ghulam Nabi Azad's daughter?

Sofiya Nabi Azad is the daughter of Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Who is Ghulam Nabi Azad's wife?

Ghulam Nabi Azad's wife is Shrimati Shameem Dev Azad.

From which party does Ghulam Nabi Azad belong to?

Ghulam Nabi Azad belong to the Democratic Azad Party. Before that, he was associated with the Indian National Congress party.

Who is Ghulam Nabi Azad?

Ghulam Nabi Azad is the founder of Democratic Azad Party. He earlier served as the Chief Minister of J&K by INC.

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