Syed Zafar Islam is a politician and former investment banker. Syed became a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party on 5 April 2014 after getting inspired by Narendra Modi’s politics. He is one of the prominent Muslim leaders of the party.
Syed Zafar Islam was born in 1971 (Age 49 years; as in 2020) in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, India. He finished his schooling in Hazaribagh and then pursued his BSc and MSc from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Further, he pursued his Ph.D. from Delhi University and then went to IIM Ahmedabad to get an executive MBA degree.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Family & Caste
Syed Zafar Islam belongs to a middle-class Muslim family.
Parents & Siblings
Zafar’s father Late Syed Nayeem Ahmed was a small business and he used to run his own garment shop. After his death, the shop was handled by Syed’s brother Shahbaz Ghani. He also has another brother, Syed Zubair Ahmed who works for BBC as a news correspondent in Delhi.
Wife & Children
Syed Zafar Islam is married. He has a son and a daughter who is studying in Mumbai.
Syed Zafar Islam completed his formal education from IIM Ahmedabad and then he started working in Deutsche Bank for almost 15 years. He worked as Finance Director for Deutsche Bank before he decided to join politics. Zafar was impressed by Narendra Modi‘s politics and his way of working. Following this, he decided to join BJP and he became a national spokesperson for the party in 2014. In 2017, he became a non-official director for Air India.
- Apart from the banking sector and politics, Syed was good at games as well and he represented Aligarh Muslim University as captain of the cricket team.
- Syed Zafar is close friends with Jyotiraditya Scindia and it is said that Zafar played a huge role in getting Scindia in BJP. Scindia decided to leave Congress in 2020 and he joined BJP.
- With Scindia’s joining in BJP, the officials noticed Syed’s dedication for the party’s growth, and he was elected unopposed for the Rajya Sabha seat that was vacant from Uttar Pradesh.
- In 2013, Syed Zafar Islam faced a housing problem when his flat in Island City Centre, Mumbai faced sewage problems leaving his fifth-floor apartment flooded with water. It is said that the apartment was priced at approximately Rs. 9 crores in the locality. The project was handled by Bombay Realty (real-estate extension of Bombay Dyeing) but they ignored his issue when they were confronted. Bangalore Mirror