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Asaduddin Owaisi Biography

Asaduddin Owaisi

Factsheet Asaduddin Owaisi

Political PartyAll India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen
ConstituencyHyderabad, Telangana
Date of BirthMay 13, 1969
Place of Birth Hyderabad, Telangana (erstwhile Andhra Pradesh)
Father's NameSultan Salahuddin Owaisi
Mother's NameNajmunnisa
Religion Islam
EducationBachelor of Arts from Osmania University, L.L.B from London and Barrister-at-Law (Lincolns Inn), England
Alma materHyderabad Public School
(Osmania University)
Nizam College
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse's NameFarheen Owaisi
ProfessionAdvocate, politician
Nickname(s)Naqeeb-e-Millat, Qaid, and commonly known as Asad Bhai
Positions held
  • Member of the India Parliament for Hyderabad (Assumed office 13 May 2014)
  • Member of the India Parliament for Hyderabad from 2009-2014
  • Member of the India Parliament for Hyderabad from 2004-2009
  • Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly for Hyderabad from 1994-2004

Important positions held by Asaduddin Owaisi

  • 1994-2003: Member of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly representing Charminar assembly constituency
  • 2004- till date: Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) representing Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency
  • 2004-2006: Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme; Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
  • 2006-2007: Member, Standing Committee on Defence
  • 2009-2014: Member, Committee on Defence; Member, Committee on Ethics


  • Owaisi was booked for charges of manhandling the Medak district collector in 2005.
  • He was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days in 2013 over a case related to the MIM's protest against mosque demolition for a road-widening project.
  • In 2009, the Election Commission of India registered a case against Owaisi for chasing and beating up a polling agent of Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
  • In 2013, he was detained for organising a rally without taking permission and carrying a gun without license.
  • In 2014, Owaisi reportedly delivered a hate speech against Prime Minister Narendra Modi while seeking the Muslim community's support.
  • In 2016, while addressing a public rally in Maharashtra, Owaisi said that he would never say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' (Hail mother India) in response to RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat's comment that the new generation should be taught to chant that slogan to express their love for their country.
Last Updated on Feb 18, 2020

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