Farooq Abdullah

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Dr. Farooq Abdullah
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Farooq Abdullah at Ghulam Ali Concert
Minister of New and Renewable Energy
Incumbent
Assumed office
28 May 2009
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Vilas Muttemwar
Constituency Srinagar
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
In office
8 September 1982 – 2 July 1984
Preceded by Sheikh Abdullah
Succeeded by Ghulam Mohammad Shah
In office
7 November 1986 – 19 January 1990
Preceded by President's Rule
Succeeded by President's Rule
In office
9 October 1996 – 18 October 2002
Preceded by President's Rule
Succeeded by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
Personal details
Born (1937

-10-21) 21 October 1937 (age 76)
Srinagar district, Kashmir, India

Nationality Indian
Political party Jammu & Kashmir National Conference
Spouse(s) Molly Abdullah
Children Omar Abdullah & 3 daughters
Residence Srinagar, Kashmir
Alma mater Tyndale Biscoe School

Farooq Abdullah (Kashmiri: फ़ारूक़ अब्दुल्लाह (Devanagari), فاروق عبدالله (Nastaleeq)), born 21 October 1937 in Soura, Jammu & Kashmir, India), is the son of Sheikh Abdullah, is a doctor of medicine and has served as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on several occasions since 1982. He is married to Molly, a nurse of British origin. Their son, Omar Abdullah is also involved in state and national politics, and has been a member of the Lok Sabha and is the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

Abdullah was a novice in the political arena of Jammu and Kashmir when he was appointed president of the National Conference in August 1981. His main qualification was that he was the son and heir of the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference leader Sheikh Abdullah. After his father's death in 1982, Farooq Abdullah became the Chief Minister of the state. In 1984, the Abdullah government was dismissed by the Governor and replaced with a pro-Congress government under Ghulam Mohammad Shah. In 1986, that government was dismissed and a new National Conference–Congress government was sworn in with Abdullah as the Chief Minister. A new election was held in 1987 and the National Conference–Congress alliance won the election amid allegations of fraud. This period saw a rise in militancy in the state, with the return of trained militants from Pakistan and incidents that included the kidnapping of the daughter of the Union Home Minister. Subsequently, the Abdullah government was dismissed once again and the state was brought under President's rule.[1] In 1996, Abdullah was once again sworn in as Chief Minister of the state, his fifth time.

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In 2002 Abdullah was elected to Rajya Sabha from Jammu and Kashmir for his first six year term. He was subsequently re-elected in 2009.[2] Abdullah joined the United Progressive Alliance government as a Cabinet Minister.[3]

As of August 2013 Abdullah is the President of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. He has also stated that he was making moves towards Delhi and wants to become the Foreign Minister of India and ultimately, the President of India.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koithara, Verghese (2004). Crafting peace in Kashmir : through a realist lens. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. pp. 61–62. ISBN 978-0-7619-3262-8. OCLC 237902298. 
  2. ^ "Rajya Sabha members". Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  3. ^ "The new UPA Govt signifies hope: Farooq Abdullah". The Indian Express. May 28, 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "'I'm making my moves towards Delhi'". India Today. June 12, 2000. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Minister of New and Renewable Energy
2009 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Sheikh Abdullah
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
1982–1984
Succeeded by
Ghulam Mohammad Shah
Preceded by
President's Rule
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
1986–1990
Succeeded by
President's Rule
Preceded by
President's Rule
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
1996–2002
Succeeded by
President's Rule