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Shri. Ghulam Nabi Azad


Shri. Ghulam Nabi Azad


Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad

Constituency from which I am Elected

J & K State

Father's Name

Shri Rahamatullah

Mother's Name

Shrimati Basa Begum

Date of Birth

07 March 1949

Birth Place

Village Soti, Bhadarwah, Distt. Doda (Jammu & Kashmir)

Marital Status


Date of Marriage

27 March 1980

Spouse Name

Shrimati Shameem Dev Azad

No. of Children

one Daughter One Son

State Name

Jammu & Kashmir

Party Name

Indian National Congress

Permanent Address

House No. 9, Hyderpora Byepass, Distt. Badgam, Srinagar,Jammu & Kashmir.

Present Address

5, South Avenue Lane, New Delhi - 110003
Telephone : 23792052, 23792944

Email id


Educational Qualifications

M.Sc. (Zoology) Educated at Government Degree College Bhadarwah, G.G.M. Science College, Jammu, S.P. College, Srinagar and Kashmir University, Srinagar


Political and Social Worker

Positions Held


Member, Committee on Public Undertakings


Member, Seventh Lok Sabha (from Washim, Maharashtra)


Chairman, Youth Services Committee

IX Asian Games Member, Special Organising Committee, IX Asian Games


Union Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs


Union Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting


Member, Eight Lok Sabha (from Washim, Maharashtra)

31 Dec.1984-11 May 1986

Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs May

May 1986 - Oct. 1986

Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs

Oct. 1986 - Sept. 1987

Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies

April 1990

Elected to Rajya Sabha

June 1991 - Jan. 1993

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

Jan. 1993 - May 1996

Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism

Dec. 1995 - May 1996

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Civil Aviation and Tourism

Nov. 1996

Re-elected to Rajya Sabha


Member, Standing Committee on Energy

July 1998- May 2004

Member, Rajghat Samadhi Committee

Dec. 1999 - Feb. 2004

Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture

May 2000 - Feb. 2004

Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Functioning of Wakf Boards

Nov. 2002

Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

May 2004-Oct. 2005

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Urban Development Chairman, Rajghat Samadhi Committee

Nov. 2005-July 2008

Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir

April 2006-Feb. 2009

Member, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly

Feb. 2009

Elected to Rajya Sabha

22 May 2009 onwards

Minister of Health and Family Welfare.

Social & Cultural Activities

Organising camps, symposia and seminars on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi

Favourite Pastimes and Recreation

Gardening, meeting people and cultural activities, secularism and national integration

Countries Visited

Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., Russia, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Bahamas, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, U.S.A., Australia, Luxembourg, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Romania, Indonesia, Vietnam, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, North Korea, South Korea, Iran, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Jordan, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Turkey

Other Information

An outstanding N.C.C. Cadet in Government Degree College, Bhadarwah, G.G.M. Science College and S.P. College, Srinagar; courted arrest more than a dozen times and jailed during the Janata Government (1977-79) in different parts of the country; Chairman, First International Youth Conference, Delhi, 1982; Member, (i) Delegation to the 11th World Youth and Students' Festival, Havana (Cuba), 1978, (ii) Central Haj Committee, 1980-82,(iii) Governing Council, Rajaji International Institute of Public Affairs and Administration, 1980-82, (iv) Jammu and Kashmir Bhoodan Committee, (v) Parliamentary Delegation to Mexico and Greece and (vi) Indian Parliamentary Group; Leader, (i) Indian Delegation of Sarvodaya to Sri Lanka to visit one thousand Gandhian model villages, 1973, (ii) Youth Congress Delegation to Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Russia, 1980-82, (iii) Young M.P.s' Delegation to Iraq, 1981, (iv) Indian Goodwill Haj Delegation to Saudi Arabia, 1987, (v) Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Sweden, 1991 as Parliamentary Affairs Minister, (vi) Indian Parliamentary Delegation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting held in New Delhi, 1992 as Parliamentary Affairs Minister and (vii) a number of Congress Party and Ministry of Civil Aviation Delegations to more than three dozen countries, 1991-96; Convener, (i) Central Campaign Committee of A.I.C.C. for 1998 Parliamentary Elections and (ii) Committee for Golden Jubilee Celebrations of India's Independence of A.I.C.C. ; has held many positions in the Indian National Congress; Member, Congress Working Committee (CWC) since 1987; General Secretary, All India Congress Committee since 1999