Omar Abdullah - Updated Feb 2024

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Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah is an India Politician as well as the former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kasmir. Moreover, Omar Abdullah was a Minister of State for External Affairs of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Early Life

He was born into the world on 10 March 1970 in Rochford, Essex, England, United Kingdom. As of 2022, his current age is 53 years old. He is the grandson of politician Sheikh Abdullah. His father’s name is Farooq Abdullah and his mother’s name is Mollie Abdullah. He has siblings sister named Sara Pilot. He follows the Islam religion and belongs to the Sunni Islam caste. His Zodiac sign is Pisces.

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Caption: Omar Abdullah and his parents (Sources: StarsUnfolded)

He enrolled at the Burn Hall School and later studied at Lawrence School, Sanawar. Later he gets his Bachelor in Commerce from Sydenham College. Moreover, he has graduated with an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.

Professional Life

His major political career started in 1998 when Omar chose the twelfth Lok Sabha. In 1998–99, he was from both the Committee on Transport and Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism’s Consultative Committee. Later, he was chosen to the thirteenth Lok Sabha.

The same year, he was chosen as Union Minister of State, Commerce, and Industry. On 22 July 2001, he became the youngest Union Minister however, he left the post to focus on party work.  In 2002, he turned into the President of the National Conference party, supplanting his dad, Farooq Abdullah.

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Caption: Omar Abdullah giving a speech (Sources: The Indian Express)

In March 2006, a lot to the dissatisfaction about the center Omar Abdullah had a one-on-one gathering with Pakistan’s leader, Pervez Musharraf, in Islamabad. This was the primary gathering of its sort between a standard legislator from Jammu and Kashmir and the Pakistani government for the obligation to the arrangement of the Jammu and Kashmir cause.

After the 2008 Kashmir Elections, the National Conference won the greatest number of seats and shaped an alliance government with Congress. Omar was confirmed as the eleventh Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on 5 January 2009 at the General Zoravar Singh Auditorium at the University of Jammu.

Omar Abdullah – Net Worth 2024

There is no data on his exact net worth as of 2021. However, his net worth is assumed to be around 3 Crore Indian rupees. His sources of income are from his position of being in different posts over the last two decades. Other than that his salary and assets are not known yet. He has been elected as the 8th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kasmir, Minister of State for External Affairs, Member of Parlement, etc. At present, he is not signed as a brand ambassador for any brands or products. Nevertheless, he will surely be involved in the brand endorsement of major brands in the coming future.

Personal Life

He is single and unmarried. However, he married a Hindu woman from Delhi, Payal Nath in 1994. Together they have two children and later divorced in 2011 due to personal reasons. Other than that there is no data on his affairs and relationship.

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Caption: Omar Abdullah and ex-wife Payal Nath (Sources: India TV)

As of controversy in 2009, Omar Abdullah was blamed for concealing the assault and murder of two young ladies in Shopian, which was supposedly executed by Indian Paramilitary Forces. Moreover, in 2019 he was placed under detention by the Government under section 107 of CRPC.

Body Measurements

Omar Abdullah is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and has a body weight of around 92 Kg (203 lbs). There is no data on his body measurement. Moreover, he has a pair of black color eyes and salt and pepper color hair.

Omar Abdullah – Social Media

He is active on social media. His Twitter account @OmarAbdullah has more than 3.2 million followers and his Instagram account omar_abdullah_jk has more than 5,4 k followers.