G. M. Saroori

Ghulam Muhammad Saroori, also known as G. M. Saroori, is an Indian politician and the former Legislator of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, who represented Inderwal constituency of Kishtwar district from 2002 to 2018 until the coalition government was ended in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.[3][4][5][6]

G. M. Saroori
Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born (1955-01-01) 1 January 1955 (age 67)
Sarthal, Kishtwar
Political partyIndian National Congress
Residence(s)Shiv Nagar, Kishtwar and Gandhi Nagar, Jammu
  1. Best Legislators Award 2014-15[1]
  2. Gandhi Global Family Award 2015[2]

Saroori is affiliated with Indian National Congress, and has served minister of state for Mechanical engineering and Road and building (R&B).[7]

Early lifeEdit

Saroori along with his father Saidullah Saroori started his career as a businessman. His father was a social worker and had influence in politics mostly in Sarthal and Saroor areas of Kishtwar district. Saroori was the eldest among his brothers. He worked as contractor for a long period of time.[8]

Early Political careerEdit

Saroori became associated with Nirmala Deshpande who was a social worker and Gandhian.

In 2002, Saroori defeated a NC Candidate in Member of Legislative Assembly elections after which he got Minister of State (MOS) status.

In 2008, an idol from Hindu temple of Mata Sarthal Devi Mandir stolen and Saroori played an important role in bringing to book the culprits behind this theft case which ended the communal tensions.

Later in 2008 Assembly elections, he won again and was inducted as Cabinet Minister for Rural and Development and remained MLA for Inderwal Constituency.[8]


  1. ^ "Zulfkar, Haq, Saroori conferred with Best Legislators Award". The Tribune (India). 7 Jun 2016. Retrieved 16 Jun 2020.
  2. ^ "Azad, Saroori attend executive conference of Gandhi Global Family". 10 Aug 2015. Retrieved 16 Jun 2020.
  3. ^ "Ghulam Mohd. Saroori (Indian National Congress(INC)):Constituency- INDERWAL(KISHTWAR) - Affidavit Information of Candidate". myneta.info.
  4. ^ "J&K: NIA summons senior Congress leader Ghulam Mohammad Saroori". Deccan Herald. February 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "BJP-PDP Alliance in J&K an 'Experiment', Ended When Mehbooba Mufti Delayed Panchayat Poll: PM Modi". News18.
  6. ^ Sandhu, Kamaljit Kaur (February 10, 2020). "NIA summons senior Jammu and Kashmir Congress leader GM Saroori". India Today.
  7. ^ "List of ministers in Ministry of Home affairs Government of India" (PDF).
  8. ^ a b "Political Personalities". www.mykishtwar.com. Kishtwar. Retrieved 8 Jul 2020.