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Jammu & Kashmir’s Fairoz Khan is new NSUI president

india Updated: Jun 12, 2017 22:13 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Hindustan Times
Fairoz Khan,NSUI president,Rahul Gandhi

Fairoz Khan hails from a remote village in Ramban district of Jammu & Kashmir.(HT Photo)

The Congress on Monday appointed Fairoz Khan, who hails from a remote village in Ramban district of Jammu & Kashmir, as the new president of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the party’s student wing.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is in-charge of the frontal organisations of the party, recommended his appointment after personally interviewing those shortlisted for the post.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, the 28-year-old said, “‘I come from a village which is still devoid of electricity and proper roads.” “I come from a family with no political background. My father is a junior engineer in public health engineering department and my mother a housewife,” he adds.

Eldest among four siblings, Fairoz of Pogal Paristan shifted to Ramban for higher education and later, he did BSc from Bhaderwah Degree College and plunged into politics. He studied law from Jammu University in 2012 followed by masters in political science. Presently, he is pursuing post graduate diploma in human rights and duties education from Jammu University’s law school.

Khan, who loves soulful songs of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, remained NSUI national general secretary for four years from 2012. He was also the first elected national delegate of the NSUI from Jammu & Kashmir.

First Published: Jun 12, 2017 19:38 IST