Ghalib Guru is the son of Afzal Guru, who was awarded the death sentence for his involvement in the 2001 Indian Parliament attack.
According to reports, Ghalib secured the 19th rank in the entire state in the 10th class Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (BOSE) examinations with 94.8 per cent marks. The Kashmir Scenario Ghalib passed his 12th class Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) examination from SRM Welkins School, Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir with 88 per cent marks. The Tribune On the day of his result of class 12th, Ghalib expressed his happiness and shared his aim to become a doctor as this was his father’s wish. He said,
According to sources, after completing his schooling, Ghalib went on to prepare for the NEET examination for which he enrolled himself in a coaching centre in Srinagar; however, he couldn’t crack it. The Tribune Later, he decided to prepare for civil services examinations. The Tribune His good marks brought an opportunity to enter one of the universities in Turkey to pursue a degree in Medical Science with a scholarship. Young India Foundation
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Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Afzal Guru (deceased), and his mother’s name is Tabassum Guru. He is a single child.
The Execution of Father, Afzal Guru
Reportedly, Afzal was the co-operator of the masterminds behind the Indian parliament attack. Reportedly, two days after the Parliament attack, i.e., on 15 December 2001, the special cell of the Delhi police arrested Afzal from the bus stop in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Hindustan Times
According to the media, on 4 June 2002, Afzal Guru and others were charged with various acts such as section 102-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), section 3(2) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), and section 302 (Murder) of the Explosive Substance Act. Reportedly, on 4 August 2005, the Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence of Afzal Guru. The Hindu On 3 October 2006, Tabassum Guru (Afzal’s wife) filed a mercy petition before former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam The Hindu which was rejected by then President Pranab Mukherjee on 3 February 2013. The Hindu On 9 February 2013, at 8 AM sharp, Afzal Guru was hanged to death in Tihar jail, Delhi. The Hindu
Reportedly, Ghalib Guru once targeted a media house that had referred to him as a “proud” Indian. DNA In an interview, Ghalib explained that he was wrongly called a “proud” Indian after an interview in which he talked about the delay in getting a passport even after holding an Aadhar card. Ghalib made it clear in the interview that he could never call himself a proud Indian as his father was taken away from him forever by the Indian government. DNA
- During an interview, Ghalib shared his peaceful relationship with the security forces. He also mentioned that they motivated him to pursue his studies and stay focused on his aim of being a doctor. Ghalib said,
I mean, there have been circumstances when I met them. But they always motivated me. They told me if I wanted to pursue medicine, they will never interfere with my studies or my family. They said I should stay focused on my dream and become a doctor.” The Times of India
- Ghalib has a keen interest in playing cricket.