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Farooq Abdullah

topics Updated: May 24, 2016 15:02 IST

Son of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Abdullah, who founded the National Conference, the 78-year-old Farooq Abdullah is married to Molly, a nurse of British origin. After handing over the reins of the party to heir Omar, the NC patriarch has all but taken sanyas from active politics. The five-time chief minister of the state was also an Rajya Sabha memmber twice and a Cabinet minister in the Congress-led UPA government.