Former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad announced his resignation from the party on Friday, August 26, 2022. He tendered a five-page resignation to Sonia Gandhi, describing the reasons behind his exit.

One of the most influential Congress leaders, Azad was a Union Minister in Dr Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance government between 2009-14. He has also held the office of the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir but resigned after the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) withdrew their support for his government.

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Azad was also the opposition leader in Rajya Sabha till February 2021. He was part of the G-23 group, consisting of 23 Congress politicians, who sought changes in the party’s leadership.

Ghulam Nabi Azad’s family:

Azad was born on March 7, 1949, in a small village called Soti in the Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir to Rahamatullah Batt and Basa Begum. He married Shameem Dev Azad, a popular Kashmiri singer and Padma Shri awardee in 1980, shortly after he became All India Youth Congress president.

The couple has two children, a son named Saddam Nabi Azad and a daughter Sofiya Nabi Azad.

Ghulam Nabi Azad’s age

Born on March 7, 1949, the former Union Minister is currently 73 years old as of the time of writing this article. His sun sign is Pisces and his birth flower is Daffodil & Jonquil.

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Ghulam Nabi Azad’s net worth

Several reports have stated that Ghulam Nabi Azad’s net worth is $8 million and his primary income is from social work and as a politician.

According to MyNeta, he had assets worth INR 4,61,78,960 in 2015. According to the portal, his income in the 2013-14 financial year was Rs 8,90,510, while his wife’s income in the same period was Rs 7,35,940. 

According to his affidavit, he had agricultural land worth 75 lakhs and a residential building worth Rs 1,22,00,000 in 2014.