Dr. Farooq Abdullah Biography, Age, Twitter, Education, Net Worth & More
Birth 21 January 1937, Saura, Jammu and Kashmir
Work area: Politician, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
Dr. Farooq Abdullah Biography Farooq Abdullah is a noted politician from the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has been the former Chief Minister of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from this, he has been the Minister of New and Renewable Energy in the Central Government. He is the son of Sheikh Abdullah, a veteran leader of the National Conference Party and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Sheikh Abdullah was called the “Lion of Kashmir”. Farooq Abdullah has seen many ups and downs in his time. His party’s alliance with the Congress was split several times and the pro-Congress governor government was also dissolved. When his party won the election in 1987, there were many rumors of rigging. During his administration in the 1980s and 1990s, unemployment rose in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and the state was plagued by insurgency, causing thousands of Kashmiris to die. During this period Kashmiri Pandits had to leave the valley and live like refugees in their own country. Farooq Abdullah explains his view on Kashmir issue as pro-India as well as pro-autonomous. He portrays the self-proclaimed secularist by marrying his children in a non-Muslim family.
The early life
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Farooq Abdullah is the son of Sheikh Abdullah (who was the eminent nationalist leader of Kashmir). He worked continuously to end the Samanta Dogra rule in Jammu and Kashmir in the 1930s and 1940s. Farooq’s studies at CMS, Sheikhbag (Lal Chowk) in Srinagar Triandale took place at Biscoe School. His mother’s name was Akbar Jahan Begum. He did SMS in Jaipur, Rajasthan MBBS from Medical College He completed his graduation with a degree.
In August 1981, he was appointed the President of the National Conference. He has also been the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir several times. His father Sheikh Abdullah was a national leader and former Chief Minister of the state. After completing his studies, he moved to England where he served as a doctor. Here he became intimate with Molly, a British civilian nurse, whom he married. In 1987, he formed an alliance with the Congress to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir. There were many reasons for the concern of the people of Jammu and Kashmir at this time. Unemployment and terror dominated, Farooq proved unsuccessful in controlling. Thousands of religious minorities left the valley. After this, President’s rule was imposed in the state. He faced many allegations of corruption. When he won the election in 1987, the Congress also accused him of disturbances in the election. During this period, extremism reached its peak and trained militants made their way from India to Pakistan. During this period, the daughter of the Union Home Minister was kidnapped. This led to the dismissal of the Abdullah government and re-imposition of President’s rule in the state. He was sacked by Governor Jagmohan during his tenure as Chief Minister between 1982 and 1984, but came back to power in 1986 after talks with the Congress. In the year 2002, his government was elected INC-PDP led by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Lost to alliance. Farooq Abdullah is also known as a good speaker. His party is in favor of the autonomy of Kashmir in the Indian constitution and advocates setting the international boundary along the Line of Control. Farooq Abdullah is a member of Delhi Golf Club, Royal Spring Golf Course, Kashmir & St & U Scotland Golf Club. He is also the President of Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association.
Time Line (Life Events)
1980: Elected to 7th Lok Sabha.
1982: Elected to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly and became the Health Minister of the state.
1983: Reached Assembly for the second time and became Chief Minister.
1987: Won assembly elections for the third time and became the Chief Minister again.
1996: Became Chief Minister of the state by winning the assembly elections for the fourth time.
2002: Became Rajya Sabha member for the first time.
2008: Became member of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly for the fifth time.
2009: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha for the second time.
2009: Became member of Lok Sabha for the second time in 15th Lok Sabha.
2009: Became leader of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha.
2009: Became Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Department.
2009: Became president of Jammu Kashmir National Conference.
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