Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad was born in March 1949 at Village Soti in Doda district. He had his M.Sc Zoology from Kashmir University in 1972. He joined politics in 1973, from 1973 to 75 remained Block Secretary of Congress Committee, Blessa. In 1975 Mr. Azad was nominated as President of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Youth Congress. In 1977 he was appointed as President of Congress Committee, Doda district. During this year, he was nominated as General Secretary of All India Youth Congress. Besides this, from 1978 to 81 he remained the President of All India Muslim Youth Conference. He was nominated as Member of Congress Working Committee in 1986 and nominated as General Secretary of AICC in 1987 and elected as General Secretary for nine times.
Mr. Azad was inducted as Union Deputy Minister for Company Affairs and Law in 1982 and later took over as Minister of State in this Ministry. In 1985 he was again elected as Member Parliament from Washim Constituency and got birth in Union Cabinet as Mi