Omar Abdullah, wife Payal file for divorce
Thu, 09/15/2011 - 13:03 — kajalsharma
Finally the rumours have stopped floating and the confirmed news has arrived. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his wife of 17 years, Payal Nath have filed for a divorce.
Omar and Payal have been living separately for quite some time now due to troubles in married life. While Omar lives in Srinagar due to official obligations, Payal has been living in Delhi with their two sons Zahir and Zamir. The couple is well known in Delhi social circles.
Some dailies reported that Omar has been avoiding Payal’s Akbar Road residence during his visits to the capital. He instead prefers putting up at his father Farooq Abdullah’s residence in Safdarjung.
Friends of the couple say that the decision to separate is mutual. While neither of the two has given any specific reason for separation, news of Omar’s remarriage have been doing the rounds lately.
So who is Omar’s would be wife? There are two names that have been linked to the 41-year-old Chief Minister. One is a well known media person and is a friend of Omar, the other is someone his dad and party member have chosen for him. She happens to be the sister of politician Nasir Aslam Wani. Wani is also a close confidant of Omar’s and is currently J&K’s minister of state for Home.
Speaking to the daily a source said, “Omar definitely knows her well¬-the name that’s floating online as the one he is looking to marry-but I don’t think the part about her being responsible for the break-up, or of Omar looking to marry her is correct. On the other hand, in J&K, talk of a marriage between a girl from the Wani family and Omar has been there for a while.”