Mohammad Afzal Guru, born in Baramullah in 1969, accused of aiding the infamous 2001 Parliamentary Attack, was executed in 2013 to appease the “collective conscience of the society at large”. Afzal’s portrayal across media channels, although a whole different narrative, crossed borders. However, little to no people knew about his family, or his son, Ghalib Guru, only thirteen years old, at the time of his execution.
|Known As||Son of Afzal Guru – convict of 2001 Indian Parliament attack|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Date of Birth||2000|
|Age (As of 2023)||23 Years of 2023|
|Birthplace||Sopore town of Baramullah district in Jammu and Kashmir|
|Hometown||Sopore, Jammu, and Kashmir|
|School||SRM Welkins School, Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir |
|Educational Qualification||• 10th class – Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (94.8%) 
• 12th class – Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (88%) 
|Controversy||Reportedly, Ghalib Guru disagreed to be called as a “proud Indian” by a media outlet. According to some sources, Ghalib was interviewed in which he mentioned the delay in issuing of passport to him even after owning an Aadhar Card. The media, however, to appeal for the same, referred to Ghalib as a proud Indian. Later, in an interview, Ghalib stated that he could never call himself a proud Indian as he believed that the Indian government had taken away his father from him.|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father– Afzal Guru
Mother– Tabassum Guru
Some Lesser Known Facts About Ghalib Guru
- Ghalib Guru, one of the brilliant students from Jammu and Kashmir, is recognised as the son of Afzal Guru who was provided with capital punishment for his involvement in the Indian Parliament attack that took place in 2001.
- Ghalib likes playing cricket since childhood.
- In an interview, Ghalib recalled some of the moments spent with Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail during visiting hours where he used to recite poems for his father. According to Ghalib, Afzal used to motivate him to become a scholar. Ghalib, however, would often mention this interest in studying Sciences.
- On the third death anniversary of the father, Afzal Guru, i.e., 9 February 2016, Ghalib made an appeal to the separatist organizations, lawyers, and civil society members to help get his father’s belongings back which included the Holy Quran, his spectacles, a radio set, and books. 
- Despite going through hard times in life facing his father’s execution and aftermaths, Ghalib obtained the 19th rank in the state in his 10th-class BOSE examination.  He, however, passed his 12th-class examination with distinction. While expressing his happiness in an interview after the declaration of the 12th class result, Ghalib mentioned that his aim was to become a doctor for his father as Afzal himself wanted to become a doctor. Ghalib said,
- According to some media outlets, Ghalib enrolled himself in a coaching center in Srinagar with the aim to crack the NEET examination which he couldn’t. 
- In an interview, Ghalib revealed that after the demise of his father, he had a peaceful relationship with the security forces. He added that the security forces would often encourage him to stay focused and motivated on his goals. While talking about this in an interview, Ghalib said,