Ghulam Nabi Azadi, one of the close leaders of the Gandhi family, has resigned from Congress. Azad, a former CM of Jammu and Kashmir, was an important member of the rebel group G-23 of the Congress. Let’s know about the life of Ghulam Nabi Azad
Ghulam Nabi Azad is a famous and senior politician of the Indian National Congress. In the first term of Manmohan Singh’s government, Ghulam Nabi Azad was the Parliamentary Affairs Minister and held this position till October 27, 2005. After that, he became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. He was inducted into the cabinet in 1982 as a Union Minister in the Ministry of Law, Justice, and Company Affairs. In 2005, Ghulam Nabi Azad was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. He was made the Minister of Health and Family Welfare in the Cabinet of the Fifteenth Lok Sabha.
- Name: – Ghulam Nabi Azad
- full name: – AliasGhulam Nabi Azad
- Born: – March 7, 1949
- Place of Birth: – Soti Village, District Doda, Jammu and Kashmir
- Father’s Name: – Rahmatullah Butt
- Mother’s Name: – Vasa Begum
- Nationality: – Indian
Ghulam Nabi Azad was born on March 7, 1949, in Soti village in the Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. His father’s name was Rahmatullah Butt and his mother’s name was Vasa Begum. Ghulam Nabi Azad married a famous Kashmiri singer Shamim Dev Azad in 1980. They have a son Saddam Nabi Azad and a daughter Sophia Nabi Azad
Ghulam Nabi Azad obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Jammu. He then completed his Master of Science in Zoology from the University of Kashmir in 1972.
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Ghulam Nabi Azad started his political career soon after working as the Secretary of the Block Congress Committee in Bhalesa in 1973. Two years later he was nominated as the President of the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Youth Congress. In 1980 he was appointed as the President of the All India Youth Congress. After being elected to the Seventh Lok Sabha from Washim (Lok Sabha constituency) in Maharashtra in 1980, Ghulam Nabi Azad entered the central government in 1982 as Deputy Minister in charge of the Ministry of Law, Justice, and Company Affairs. In 1984 he was elected to the Eighth Lok Sabha and was Maharashtra’s first member (1990–1996) as a Rajya Sabha member. Ghulam Nabi Azad held the portfolios of Parliamentary Affairs and Civil Aviation during the government of PV Narasimha Rao.
On November 2, 2005, Ghulam Nabi Azad was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. In June 2008, his government announced plans to transfer land to the board of a Hindu temple. This decision angered many Muslims and as a result, their protest started. Seven people were killed in the violence. The People’s Democratic Party, a coalition of the Indian National Congress in Jammu and Kashmir, withdrew support from the government. Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned on July 7,poilk 2008, instead of trying to retain his government.