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Shah Tariq Anwar

Shah Tariq Anwar


Tariq Anwar is a grandson of freedon fighter Barrister Shah Zubair, who represented Bihar in Council of States and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. Also he was president of Bihar and Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee. His father, Late Shah Mustaque Ahmed was Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly. He was Chairman of Bihar State Sunni Waqf Board and Bihar State Urdu Academy. Shah Tariq Anwar started his career as a journalist. Later he also hold the legacy and become active in politcis with Congress. Tariq Anwar along with Sharad Pawar and P A Sangma broke away from Congress party, when Sonia Gandhi was appointed as president of Congress party. All three formed Nationalist Congress Party.

Personal Life

Full Name Shah Tariq Anwar
Date of Birth 16 Jan 1951 (Age 68)
Place of Birth Patna, Bihar
Party name Nationalist Congress Party
Education Graduate
Profession Politician
Father's Name Shah Mushtaque Ahmed
Mother's Name Smt. Bilquis Jahan
Spouse's Name Smt. Hena Tariq
No of Sons 1
No of Daughters 4


Permanent address Rashtrawadi Bhawan, Gami Tola,Katihar-854105,BiharTel : (06452) 248786
Present address AB-11, Tilak Marg,New Delhi-110001Tel : (011) 23384374, 09868181278 (M)Fax : (011) 23384392
Contact number 23384374 & 23384392
Email tariq.anwar@sansad.nic.in

Interesting Facts

As a Member of the Parliament in Rajyasabha he represented Maharashtra, where as in Loksabha he represent Bihar.

Political Timeline

  • 2014
    Member, Standing Committee on Labour
  • 2014
    He became Member, Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Member, Court of Jamia Milia Islamia.
  • 2014
    Elected as Leader of Nationalist Congress Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha and Member (Special Invitee), Business Advisory Committee. He Participated in Asian Agriculture Ministers Conference at Bangkok (Thailand) in 2014.
  • 1977
    He contested his first Lok Sabha election from Katihar constituency on a Congress ticket in 1977 which he lost.
  • 2015
    He was appointed as Member, General Purposes Committee in January and Member, Committee on Government Assurance in February.
  • 2014
    Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (5th term) from Katihar. He defeated Nikhil Kumar Choudhary of BJP.
  • 2012
    Served as Union Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries
  • 2011
    He became Member, Committee on Public Undertakings, Member, Central Wakf Council and Convener: Sub-Committee on the Admn. of Union Territories.
  • 2009
    He was a member of the Department related Standing Committee on Home Affairs. He was a member of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance. He became the Leader of NCP Party in Rajya Sabha.
  • 2004
    He was elected to Rajya Sabha in JUly 2004.
  • 2004
    He was the Member of Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice.
  • 2004
    He was the Member of Consultative Commitee for the Ministry of External Affairs. Also he became a member of Commitee on Rules.
  • 1982
    He was the Joint Secretary of the All India Congress Committee
  • 1981
    He was the General Secretary of Indian Youth Congress.
  • 2010
    Tariq Anwar re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd Term). Later he becam Member, Committee on Ethics and Public Accounts Committee and Member, Select Committee on the Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
  • 2008
    He was Nominated to the panel of Vice-Chairmen at the Rajya Sabha in April 2008.
  • 1998
    He became the Member of 12th Lok Sabha for the 4th term as a candidate of Congress party.
  • 1997
    He was an Elected Member of Congress Working Committee
  • 1985
    He became the Member 8th Lok Sabha for the 2nd term as a candidate of Congress party. He was a Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation headed by the Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha at the Inter Parliamentary Conference held in Ottawa (Canada) in 1985.
  • 1982
    He became the President of Indian Youth Congress (I).
  • 1982
    He was the Chairman of Bihar State Small Scale Industries Corporation.
  • 1980
    He was the Member of 7th Lok Sabha in the general election of 1980 as an MP from Congress party.
  • 1999
    He became the Founder General Secretary of Nationalist Congress Party.
  • 1997
    He was the General Secretary of All India Congress Committee (I)
  • 1996
    He became the Political Secretary to President of Indian National Congress
  • 1996
    He was a Member of 11th Lok Sabha for a 3rd term as a candidate of Congress party.
  • 1993
    He was the Chairman of All India Congress Commiittee (I) Minority Department.
  • 1993
    He was the Chairman of Ajmer Dargah Committee.
  • 1989
    He was the Working Chairman of Bihar State 15 Point Implementation Committee for Welfare of Minorities
  • 1988
    He was the Working Chairman of Bihar Pradesh 20 Point Programme Implementation Committee. He was a member of Indian Goodwill Haj Delegation to Saudi Arabia in 1988.
  • 1987
    He was the President of Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee. He was a member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation at the Inter Parliamentary Conference held in Bulgaria in 1987.
  • 1985
    He was the Chairman of All India Congress Seva Dal.
  • 1976
    He was the President of Bihar State Youth Congress (I). He was a member of Indian Delegation of World Youth festival in Cuba in 1978.
  • 1972
    Shah Tariq Anwar was the President of Pirbahory in Thana Congress Committee. He served as the Secretary of Bihar Youth Congress Committee from 1974-76.

Early Life

  • 2001
    Tariq Anwar founded Rashtrawadi Sankalp, a weekly newspaper in Hindi published from Mumbai and became editor.
  • 1988
    He became Chief Editor of Sadakat Vani, a monthly magazine in Hindi published from Patna.
  • 1986
    He became Editor of Tanzeem Times, a monthly magazine in English published from New Delhi.
  • 1974
    He was appointed as the editor of Yuvak Dhara, first a weekly tabloid and later a fortnightly magazine published from Patna. Later in 1982 tabloid started publishing form Delhi.
  • 1972
    Tariq Anwar founded Chhatra, a Fortnightly tabloid in Hindi published from Patna and became editor.
Net Worth8.41 CRORE
Liabilities2.05 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.


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