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Farooq Abdullah Career Profile, Political Career, Achievements, Awards, Contributions



Jammu And Kashmir Ex-Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah Political Career, Achievements, Awards, Contribution to Jammu and Kashmir Politics

Farooq Abdullah (born 21 October 1937) is an Indian politician hailing from Jammu and Kashmir.

Farooq Abdullah was appointed as the President of Jammu & Kashmir National Conference party in 1981.

Farooq Abdullah has had a long and distinguished Political Career, having served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir thrice since 1982.

When G.M. Shah's government was dismissed after communal riots in South Kashmir, and a new National Conference-Congress government was sworn in with Abdullah as the chief minister.

Farooq Abdullah resigned in protest after the Gawkada Massacre and the state was brought under Governer’s Rule  He subsequently moved to the United Kingdom.

After returning to India  Abdullah was once again sworn in as chief minister of the state his fifth time in 1996.

Farooq Abdullah has shown visible efforts towards making India an energy-efficient country. His ministry has taken up the challenge of setting up the world's largest solar power project in Rajasthan, having a total generation capacity of 4,000 MW.

Farooq Abdullah Awarded Dr B.C. Roy Award as a medical man -cum-statesman and D.Litt. (Honoris causa) from Aligarh Muslim University and  Degree of Letters (Honoris Causa) from Pondicherry University, Puducherry.

Farooq Abdullah is an ardent golfer.

Farooq Abdullah is keenly interested in photography, classical music, and ghazals.

Born: 21 October 1937 (age 80 years), Soura, Srinagar
Spouse: Molly Abdullah
Party: Jammu & Kashmir National Conference
Parents: Sheikh Abdullah, Begum Akbar Jehan Abdullah
Children: Omar Abdullah, Sarah Pilot
Siblings: Sheikh Mustafa Kamal


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