President's Biography

Dr. Farooq Abdullah

Dr. Farooq Abdullah is born in 1937 in Soura on the outskirts of Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah completed his MBBS from the SMS Medical College, Jaipur. He has had a long and distinguished political career, having served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir thrice and a Member of Parliament twice. He has been a member of the Committee on Defence, Member of Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health, and a Member of Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.  Dr. Abdullah has been conferred the `Dr. B.C. Roy Award` as a medical man-cum-statesman and D Litt. (Honoris Causa) from Aligarh Muslim University.

An ardent golfer, he is keenly interested in photography, classical music, and ghazals. He is also an avid traveller.
    
Dr. Farooq Abdullah
Constituency   :   Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir )
Party Name     :   Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (J&KNC)
Email Address :  farooq_abdullah@rediffmail.com


Father's Name   :   Late Shri Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah
Mother's Name :   Late Smt. Akbar Jehan Begam
Date of Birth     :   21 Oct 1937
Place of Birth    :  Srinagar ( Jammu & Kashmir)
Marital Status    :  Married
Date of Marriage : 14 Sep 1968
Spouse's Name  :  Smt. Mollie Abdullah
No. of Sons   :  1
No.of Daughters  :  3
Educational Qualifications  : M.B.B.S.
Educated at S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Profession  : Social Worker

Permanent Address   
40, Gupkar Road - Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Tel. : (0194) 2452540 , (0194) 2452540
Fax. : (0194) 2452120

Present Address   
11, Teen Murti Lane, New Delhi - 110 011
Tels. (011) 24360774, 24361193, 24360396 (O), 23795282, 23013721(R), 09868181158
Fax. (011) 24362554 (O), 23013722 (R)

Positions Held    
1980 - 82     
Elected to 7th Lok Sabha

1982 - 83
Member, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly
Minister of Health, Jammu & Kashmir

1983 - 87
Member, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly (second term)
Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir

1987 - 90
Member, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly (third term)
Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir

1996 - 2002
Member, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly (fourth term)
Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir

2002
Member, Rajya Sabha

Dec. 2008 - Feb. 09
Member, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly (fifth term)

Feb - 2009
Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)

2009    
Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

Leader, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

31 May 2009 onwards
Union Cabinet Minister, New and Renewable Energy
President, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference

Special Interests
To work for National Health Service in India.

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Photography, classical music and ghazals.

Sports
Golf

Membership:
(i) Delhi Golf Club;
(ii) DLF Golf Club;
(iii) Royal Spring Golf Course Kashmir;
(iv) St. Andrews, Scotland and President, J&K Cricket Association.

Other Information
Awarded
(i) Dr. B.C. Roy Award as a medical man -cum-statesman;
(ii) D.Litt. (Honoris causa), Aligarh Muslim University;
(iii) Degree of Letters (Honoris Causa), Pondicherry University, Puducherry