Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Abdullah, Dr. Farooq
Constituency   : Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)
Party Name     : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference(J&KNC)
Email Address : iamfarooq80[AT]hotmail[DOT]com

Father's Name Late Shri Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah
Mother's Name Late Begam Akbar Jehan Abdullah
Date of Birth 21 Oct 1937
Place of Birth Srinagar ( Jammu & Kashmir)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 14 Sep 1968
Spouse's Name Smt. Mollie Abdullah
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 3
Educated at S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Profession Social Worker
Permanent Address
40, Gupkar Road,
Jammu & Kashmir
Tels : (0194) 2452540
09018210000, 09810099847 (M)
Fax. (0194) 2452120
Present Address
AB - 9, Tilak Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Telefax : (011) 23782102, 09868181158 (M)
Positions Held
1980-82 Elected to 7th Lok Sabha
1982-1990, 1996-2002 &
Dec. 2008-Feb. 2009
Member, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly (Five terms)
1982-1983 Minister of Health, Jammu & Kashmir
1983-1990, 1996-2002 Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir (Three terms)
2002 Member, Rajya Sabha
Feb. 2009 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (Two Terms)
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (Two Terms)
Leader, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
31 May 2009 - May 2014 Union Cabinet Minister, New and Renewable Energy
President, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference
15 April 2017 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha in a bye-election (Three Terms)
19 Sept. 2018 - 25 May 2019 Member, Standing Committee on Commerce
May 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (Four Terms)
13 Sept. 2019 -12 Sept. 2020 Member, Standing Committee on Railways
13 Sept. 2020 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence

Special Interests
To work for National Health Service in India
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Photography, classical music and ghazals
Sports and Clubs
Golf; Member: (i) Delhi Golf Club; (ii) DLF Golf Club; (iii) Royal Spring Golf Course, Kashmir; and (iv) St. Andrews, Scotland and President, J&K Cricket Association.
Countries Visited
Widely Travelled
Other Information
Awarded (i) Dr. B.C. Roy Award as a medical man -cum-statesman; (ii) D.Litt. (Honoris causa), Aligarh Muslim University; and (iii) Degree of Letters (Honoris Causa), Pondicherry University, Puducherry

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