By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
The renowned politician, Baba Ziauddin Siddique needs no introduction, as he is well-known for hosting star-studded Iftar parties over the years. But, more than his political career, his love for inviting almost the entire Bollywood industry to his Iftar parties often grabs the headlines. Every year, people across the nation wait for Baba Siddique’s Iftar party, as it is nothing less than an extravagant event. From young promising stars to the ones who never fail to break the headlines, Baba and his organising team often make headlines when it comes to the guest lists of their Iftar parties.
Everyone knows Baba Siddique for the kind of lavish Iftar parties that he organises every year, but not everyone is aware of the fact that he is an Indian politician. He is currently working as the Chairperson and Senior Vice President of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee and Parliamentary Board of the Maharashtra Congress Committee. Talking about his career as a politician, he had served as the President of the Bandra Taluka of the Bandra Youth Congress (1982), Minister of State for Food & Civil Supplies, Labour and FDA (2004-2008) and Chairperson & Senior Vice President of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee (2014).
Talking about Congress politician, Baba Siddique’s personal life, he is happily married to Shehzaan Siddique. For the unversed, Shehzaan is not the real name of Baba Siddique’s wife. Her real name is Alka Bindra, and she is the sister of Ranjit Bindra, who was reportedly involved in the Iqbal Mirchi Case. In order to tie the knot with Baba Siddique, Alka Bindra changed her religion and converted to Islam.
Talking about Baba Siddique and Shehzaan Siddique’s children, the couple is blessed with two kids, a son named, Zeeshan Siddique and a daughter, Arshia Siddique. The politician’s son is following in his father’s footsteps as he is currently a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Not only this, Baba Siddique’s son, Zeeshan, is also the President of the Mumbai Youth Congress.
If we talk about Baba Siddique’s daughter, Arshia Siddique, she is a doctor by profession. However, before becoming a doctor, she had a brief stint in politics too. However, she soon realised that politics wasn’t something she would want to do for the rest of her life, so she found solace in becoming a doctor.
It is a well-known fact that Baba Siddique is one of the most bankable politicians in the country, and a glimpse of this can be seen in the way he hosts the entire Bollywood at his Iftar parties. According to a report in myneta.info, Baba Siddique’s net worth was estimated to be around the whopping sum of Rs. 25 crores back in 2014. However, a major drop was seen in 2019, when Baba Siddique’s net worth was recorded as Rs. 8.9 crores. As of now, there are no reports about the politician’s net worth, and only assumptions are in the market.
Over the decades, Baba Siddique has hosted numerous Iftar parties for Bollywood celebrities. However, there is one particular bash that is still almost everyone’s favourite. It was back in the 2013-2014 Ramadan when Baba Siddique organised an Iftar party just like every year and as expected, it was packed with renowned celebrities. However, it was the first time when Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan hugged each other at Baba Siddique’s Iftar party and ended their cold war that was kick-started way back in 2008 after they got engaged in a fight over an incident at a party.
The Congress politician, Baba Siddique shares a beautiful bond with almost all the celebrities from the entertainment industry, but no doubt his connection with Salman Khan is a bit deeper than others. Time and again, we have seen Salman and Baba Siddique always being there for each other during their tough times.
The politician reportedly helped Salman Khan during the Blackbuck poaching case and even tried his best to help Salman Khan whenever he was in a problem. Even the Bhaijaan of Bollywood is also quite affectionate towards Baba Siddique, and glimpses of it we have seen time and again with him.
Well, we are in love with Baba Siddique’s glamorous Iftar parties, and we hope he continues to organise them.