|Born||21 October 1937 (1937-10-21) |
Srinagar, Kashmi, British India
|Political party||Jammu & Kashmir National Conference|
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
|Assumed office |
28 May 2009
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
8 September 1982 – 2 July 1984
In office07 November 1986 – 19 January 1990
In office9 October 1996 – 18 October 2002
Farooq Abdullah (Kashmiri: फ़ारूक़ अब्दुल्लाह , فاروق عبدالله ), 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.
Omar Abdullah (R), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister with his father and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah (C) paying floral tribute to former Chief Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his 28th death anniversary at Hazratbal in Srinagar.
Swearing-in-Ceremony: National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah along with his son and Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, daughter-in-law Payal and grand sons partake in the swearing-in-ceremony of Union Council of Ministers, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi
Picture shows (From L to R) H N Bahuguna, Atal Behari Vajpayee, Dr Farooq Abdullah, L K Advani, N T Rama Rao and others at a meeting in Bombay
Swearing-in-Ceremony: President of India Mrs Pratibha Patil administering the oath of office and secrecy to Farooq Abdullah as Cabinet Minister in Union Council of Ministers during a glittering swearing-in-ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah (right) addresses the Congress (I) session as Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi waves at the audience, in Aurangabad
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. Abdullah joined the United Progressive Alliance government as a Cabinet Minister.
Source : Wikipedia