M J Akbar (born January 11, 1951) is an Indian Politician, Author and, Journalist based in Hooghly (India). In fact, he served as a member in Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. Later on, PM Modi inducted him in the cabinet.
Akbar received the charge of Ministry of External Affairs in 2016. Earlier, he was a member of Congress party from 1999 to 2014. Furthermore, Mobashar elected as the MP in 1989 and 1991.
By the coming of 2014, he decided to move to BJP party. He took the position of the National Spokesperson. However, he left his position in the cabinet on November 2, 2018. His real birth name is Mobashar Jawed Akbar.
Rape & Sexual Assualt Allegation Controversy
The reason behind that is multiple allegations of rape on him. According to the Washington Post, Pallavi Gogoi (Journalist & Chief Editor of NPR) accused to rape her in Jaipur’s hotel. It is an incident happened 23 years back. During that time, Ms. Pallavi was the editor of op-ed page Asian Age.
She claimed that the 67-year-old asked her to come to the hotel. In the next few months, Akbar forced her to move to Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur. Several other women whose names are not available put harassment allegation on him. Then, Ms. Gogoi decided to move to the USA and worked for Dow Jones.
This time she shared her terrific story through a long #MeToo post. Another Indian Journalist Priya Ramani accused Mr. Akbar of molestation. She is ready to fight the legal battle against him. Presently she works for Juggernaut Books.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
This BJP leader was born on the 11th of January 1951 in Hooghly, West Bengal (India). Therefore, M J Akbar’s age is 67 years old in 2018. In fact, he is the son of Sheikh Akbar Ali (father) and Imtiaz Akbar (mother).
The name of his sister is Gazala Akbar Sharma. His grandfather named Pragya who was a Hindu raised him. After that, Pragya converted into Islam and changed his name Rehmatullah. Mobashar studied in Calcutta Boys High School. Later on, he took admission in Presidency College, Calcutta to study BA (Hons) English.
In 1975, he married his wife Mallika Joseph, a colleague in Times of India. The couple blessed with two children i.e. a boy Prayaag Jawad Akbar and a girl Mukulika Akbar. Ms. Joseph completed her graduation from Joseph College, Cambridge.
|Full Birth Name||Mobashar Jawed "M.J." Akbar.|
|Profession||1. BJP Leader, Author & Journalist.
2. Former External Affairs Minister.
|Age (As of 2018)||Sixty-seven (67) years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||11th of January 1951.|
|Controversy||Accused by two female journalists Pallavi Gogoi and Priya Ramani on rape charges.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Hooghly, West Bengal (India).|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Capricorn.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 7".
Centimeters: 170 cm.
Meters: 1.70 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 68 Kg.
Pounds: 149 lbs.
|Biceps Size||13 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||42-36-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||6.|
|Hair Color||Semi Bald.|
|Parents||Father: Sheikh Akbar Ali.
Mother: Imtiaz Akbar.
Sister: Gazala Akbar Sharma.
|Wife & Relationship|
|Marital Status||Married (Since 1975).|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Mallika Joseph.|
|Children||Son: Prayaag Jawad Akbar.
Daughter: Mukulika Akbar.
|Highest Qualification||BA (Hons.) English from Presidency College, Calcutta.|
|School||Calcutta Boys High School.|
|College/University||Presidency College, Calcutta.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Manoj Kumar.
Actress: Asha Parekh.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Switzerland.|
|Love to do||Painting and Fishing.|
|Favorite Dishes||Continental Food.|
|Net Asset (Approx.)||Rs. 38 Crore Indian Rupees (As of 2018).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Office Address||Will Update.|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||NA.|
|Email Address||Not Known.|
|Official Website||Will Update Soon.|
Some Interesting Facts about M J Akbar (Politician)
- Akbar worked as an editor for India Today, Times of India, The Asian Age, and Deccan Chronicle.
- In addition to this, his journalism career rose after joining Ananda Bazar Patrika (ABP) as Editor.
- He also started media company The Asian Age in 2008 in Delhi, Mumbai, and London.
- In fact, he has known as an author.
- He has written books like Riot After Riot, Byline, Have Pen, Will Travel, Blood Brothers-A Family Saga and Kashmir: Behind the Vale.
- Money Factor: The estimated Net worth of M J Akbar is Rs. 38 Crore Indian Rupees in 2018.
- Furthermore, he served as a leading spokesperson for the Indian National Congress.
- On the other hand, he also worked for Late Rajeev Gandhi (Congress Leader and Former PM).
- Mobashar served in the External Affairs Ministry in Modi cabinet for two years.
- However, he left his position today due to the rape allegations against him.