Abdul Rauf Azhar Wiki, Age, Family, Birthday, Wife, Biography & Facts

Abdul Rauf Azhar

Abdul Rauf Azhar or Mufti Abdul Rauf Asghar is the younger brother of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief, Masood Azhar. He is the supreme commander of the militant Pakistani group, Jaish-e-Mohammed.


He was born on 1 January 1977 in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. His family operated a dairy and poultry farm. His father, Allah Bakhsh Shabbir was the headmaster at a government-run school and also a cleric with Deobandi leanings. He has four brothers and six sisters, one of them is Masood Azhar, who is the founder and leader of the terrorist organisation, Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Abdul Rauf Azhar's brother Masood Azhar
Abdul Rauf Azhar’s brother Masood Azhar


  • On 21 April 2007, Abdul Rauf Azhar took command of the Jaish-e-Mohammed when its former leader, Masood Azhar went underground.
  • He was involved in an Indian Airlines Flight 814 (IC-814) hijacking.
  • He was also involved in many other big attacks like in Pathankot, Uri, Nagrota, and Pulwama.
  • Because of his militant activities history, he is one of the most wanted persons in India.
  • In 2009, Abdul Rauf Azhar was summoned by the establishment to Islamabad to help the government negotiate the 42 civilians’ release who had been taken hostage.
  • On 2 December 2010, the United States Treasury declared Abdul Rauf Azhar a terrorist.

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