Shafiqur Rahman Barq Family, Death, Age, Son, Biography

Shafiqur Rahman Barq was the oldest MP (Member of Parliament) and Islamic affairs expert who used to make headlines with his controversial remarks. Many people want to know about his life’s journey since he has passed away. So today’s article is all about Shafiqur Rahman Barq Family, Death, Age, Son, and Biography.

Who was Shafiqur Rahman Barq?

Shafiqur Rahman Barq was a 5 times MP and 4 times MLA from Samajwadi Party. He was also an Islamic thinker whose politics were based around Muslim-related issues.

Basic Biography/WikiInformation
Full nameShafiqur Rahman Barq
Born / Date of birth11 July 1930
Date of Death27 February 2024
Age (at the time of Death)93 years old
Cause of DeathProlonged illness
Place of DeathMoradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Profession or Career fieldPolitician
Political PartySamajwadi Party
Famous forHis controversial religious remarks

Shafiqur Rahman Barq Family, Early life: Parents, Siblings

Birthplace Deepa Sarai, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh
Nickname or Popular NameShafiqur Rahman Barq
Father NameHafiz Abdur Rahman
Mother NameHazra Begum
Brother Name
Sister Name
Zodiac sign or Sun SignCancer
HometownDeepa Sarai, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh
AddressDeepa Sarai, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh
Mother tongueUrdu
Food Habits and ChoicesNon-Vegetarian
Hobbies and interestsReading Books

Physical Appearance: Height, Weight & Measurements

Picture of Shafiqur Rahman Barq
Picture of Shafiqur Rahman Barq
Physical stats & moreValues
Height (approx)in centimetres –
in feet and inches –
in metres –
Weight (approx)in kilograms –
in pounds – 
Body measurements (approx)n/a
Hair colourBlack (turned white due to Old age)
Eye colourBrown

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Shafiqur Rahman Barq Education Background: Qualifications

There is no information about his School Name. However, we do know about his college education. Shafiqur Rahman Barq completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Agra University (Uttar Pradesh) in year 1952.

College/UniversityAgra University, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Educational Qualification/DegreeBachelor of Arts (BA)

Personal life: Shafiqur Rahman Barq Son, Wife, Marriage

Shafiqur Rahman Barq was married to Quresha Begum. Their marriage took place on 15 Mar 1948.

Shafiqur also has a son by the name Mamluk Ur Rahman. Mamluk is a Muslim cleric in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh. And just like his father Shafiqur Rahman Barq, Mamluk is also a big supporter of Taliban. In the past, he sent his congratulations to Taliban on completely taking over Afghanistan country.

 Shafiqur Rahman Barq's Son Mamluk Ur Rahman
Shafiqur Rahman Barq’s Son Mamluk Ur Rahman

Current MLA of Moradabad district’s Kundarki constituency, Ziaur Rahman, is the grandson of Shafiqur Rahman Barq.

Marital status
Relationship, affairs, boyfriend, or girlfriend
Spouse (Wife or Husband)Wife: Late Quresha Begum
Marriage Date15 Mar 1948
SonMamluk Ur Rahman
GrandsonZiaur Rahman

Professional Career

Years Active1974 – 2024
  • He became UP’s MLA 4 times in 1974,1977,1985 & 1989.
  • Shafiqur Rahman Barq became 17th Lok Sabha member in year 2019. In total, he became Member of Parliament for 5 times in years 1996, 1998, 2004, 2009 and 2019.
  • He is known as the Oldest parliamentarian till the time of his death.

Over the year, Shafiqur Rahman Barq held various positions in various organizations. All of them are mentioned below. This data has been taken from Indian government website.

Positions Held / Previous OfficesFrom Date
Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Four Terms)1974,1977,1985 & 1989
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Minority Affairs
Member, Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution13 Sept. 2020
Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table09 Oct. 2019
Member, Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment13 Sept. 2019 – 12 Sept. 2020
Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (5th term)May 2019
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Minority Affairs and Corporate Affairs
Member, Committee on Labour31 August 2009
Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)2009
Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
Resigned on15 April 2009
Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)2004
Member, Joint Committee on the functioning of Wakf Boards
Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development and its Sub Committee-I on Urban Affairs and Employment1998 – 99
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce
Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)1998
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
Elected to 11th Lok Sabha1996
General-Secretary, Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh1993 – 94
Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh1990 – 91


  • He defended the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and equated it to India’s freedom struggle.
  • Shafiqur Rahman Barq advocated for the addition of Islamic book Quran in NCERT’s syllabus.
  • Barq also claimed that Islam is the only true religion and India will never become a “Hindu Rashtra”.
  • Even when he was getting criticized for his controversial views of the past, he then made another controversial remark by claiming that Hamas is not a terror organization.
  • In his October 2020 misogynistic remarks, Shafiqur Rahman Barq claimed that Criminal behaviour will increase in society if women roam around without burqas.
  • He opposed India’s national Song Vande Mataram and declared that it was against Islam and no Muslim should sing it.

Shafiqur Rahman Barq Death

SP leader Akhilesh Yadav met Shafiqur Rahman Barq in the hospital
SP leader Akhilesh Yadav met Shafiqur Rahman Barq in the hospital

According to media reports, Shafiqur was admitted in the ICU of a Moradabad’s private hospital. There, Shafiqur Rahman Barq passed away on 27 February 2024 due to a prolonged illness. He was 93 years old at the time of his death.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav met Shafiqur Rahman Barq in the hospital just a few days before his death. He expressed extreme sadness after Shafiqur’s death and supported his family in this time of sorrow.

Lifestyle: Shafiqur Rahman Barq Net Worth, Status, Money

Shafiqur Rahman Barq has an estimated net worth of Rs 1.32 crore. We know this because he declared his total assets during 2019’s Lok Sabha elections.

Net Worth (approx)Rs 1.32 crore
Salary (approx)
AssetsRs 1,32,96,671

House, Bike, and Car Collection

House or other properties

Likes, Preferences, and Favourites

SubjectsIslamic studies
BookQuran (Religious text)
Music and Songs

Less-known facts about Shafiqur Rahman Barq

  • He was popularly known for his controversial religious remarks.
  • Shafiqur Rahman Barq supported terror organizations like Taliban and Hamas on various occasions.

Social media accounts

Facebook pageShafiqur Rahman Barq
X (formerly Twitter) profileShafiqur Rahman Barq (@Drbarq)
Instagram pageShafiqur Rahman Barq (@drbarqian)


Who is the oldest MP in India?

Shafiqur Rahman Barq was titled the oldest serving member of the Lok Sabha. He passed away on 27 February 2024.

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