Mr. Farooq Andrabi is a senior Journalist and political leader of Jammu and Kashmir. He has played an active role in National and State politics since 1977. In 1996 he became the State President of Janta Dal. He has played an important role in the revival of political process all through the period of turmoil in the State. In 2010 he was nominated as Convener of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (Press & Publicity Bureau). He is also the Chief Editor of a widely circulated bilingual newspaper published from Srinagar, “The Indian Times”. He has also authored a number of books. He is a politician, journalist, and social activist with an abiding interest in print and electronic media.