SRINAGAR: The three-time Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, former Union minister and opposition National Conference President Farooq Abdullah does not know the assets of his wife, Molly, who lives in London and who donated her kidney to him in 2014.
As per affidavit filed by 81-year-old Abdullah before Returning Officer for Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha seat, he does not know the assets of his wife, Molly Abdullah, who lives in London.
Abdullah is the joint candidate of National Conference and Congress for bypoll to Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary seat. The election to the seat, which fell vacant after Tariq Hamid Karra resigned from the LS seat and PDP last year, will be held on April 9.
“Since my spouse is away in London from April 1990, I have no knowledge about her assets in London. However, she does not have any property in her name in Jammu and Kashmir,” Abdullah disclosed in the poll affidavit.
Abdullah, who has been married to Molly for over five decades, himself has moveable assets worth `1.68 crores and immovable assets worth Rs 12.50 crore. Molly, a nurse, married Farooq Abdullah in the 1960s. She met Abdullah while he was studying medicine in UK.
The couple have three daughters Sara, Safia and Hinna and son Omar Abdullah.
Molly lives in London with her second daughter, Hina Abdullah. Sara is married to Congress leader Sachin Pilot and Safia to a local businessman in the Valley. Omar Abdullah has separated from his wife Payal, who lives with their sons Zamir and Zahir in Delhi.
In the past, Molly has proved to be a valuable asset for Abdullah. Molly came to his rescue when he fell ill in 2014 and badly needed a kidney transplant and donated her kidney to him.