Zafar Ali Naqvi

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Zafar Ali Naqvi
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded by Ravi Praskash Verma
Succeeded by Ajay Kumar Mishra
Constituency Lakhimpur Kheri , Uttar Pradesh
Personal details
Born (1948-04-30) 30 April 1948 (age 68)
Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Shahnaz Naqvi
Children 2
House No. 45, Masood Hussan Road, Idhag, Lakhimpur Kheri
Alma mater University of Lucknow
As of 17 May, 2009

Zafar Ali Naqvi is an Indian politician and Former Member of parliament, Lok Sabha, From Lakhimpur Kheri constituency. His political party is the Indian National Congress.


Early life[edit]

Zafar is a member of the Naqvi family, one of the prominent families in Lakhimpur.

Education and early career[edit]

Zafar Ali Naqvi attended the University of Lucknow and holds the degrees Bachelor of Arts(B.A.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B).

Previously he has represented Lakhimpur Assembly Constituency, twice, in 1980 and 1989.

Political career[edit]

Zafar Ali Naqvi is the Chairman of Standing Committee of National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education. He has previously held the responsibilities of Chairman of Minorities Commission, Delhi.

Zafar is a former Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

In the 2009 Parliamentary Elections, he has closely defeated Iliyas Azmi of Bahujan Samaj Party, with a margin of 8,780 securing a total of 1,84,980 votes.

He was a prominent figure in a high profile Congress campaign in Uttar Pradesh for the Indian general election, 2009. Congress won 21 seats in Uttar Pradesh mainly because of the efforts from Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in the state. The election saw the Indian National Congress to become the majority stake holder in Parliament.

Senior Congress leaders such as Sonia Gandhi, Digvijay Singh have raised calls for Zafar Ali Naqvi to be the candidate in 2009 elections. It is felt because of his clean image, he is able to connect with the common man who form the majority of the population.

Zafar's promise of getting the Meter gauge railway track of the district converted to Broad gauge was delivered in mere 22 months of his becoming the MP. He has become an Icon among the politicians of the State with action par excellence. His crusade for Flood causes in Lakhimpur and development for his constituency has earned him high praises across the country. Lakhimpur fondly calls him the Statesman who has brought back smile on the faces of traders, farmers and the AAM AADMI of Lakhimpur Khiri.

Personal life[edit]

Zafar's spouse, Shahnaz Naqvi is from a reputed family of Kanpur. He has two sons- elder son Monis is a Pilot and younger son Saif Ali Naqvi is a Politician of INC. He has been the life member of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film & Television.

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External links[edit]

Lok Sabha
Preceded by
Ravi Prakash Verma
Member for Lakhimpur Kheri
2009 – 2014