Shameema Dev Azad
Shameema Dev
SpouseGhulam Nabi Azad
ChildrenSaddam Nabi Azad[1]
Sofiya Nabi Azad[2]
ParentAbdullah Dev (father)
AwardsPadma Shri (2005)[3]
Kalpana Chawala Excellence Award (2007)[4]

Shameema Dev Azad is an Indian singer from Jammu and Kashmir. She is married to Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

She is known for her melodious voice, she was honoured with India's fourth highest civilian award the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2005.[3][5] She received Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award in 2007.[4] She was also awarded by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir on the Republic Day of 2010 in the field of performing arts.[6]

Personal life

Shameema is one of the eight children of Abdullah Dev. She has six brothers. She is married to Ghulam Nabi Azad since 1980.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Ghulam Nabi Azad's Son To Wed DLF Supremo's Grand-daughter". 31 October 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  2. ^ "My dad will do well, says Azad's daughter". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "PadmaShree, Shameem Dev Azad, wife of C.M. Ghulam Nabi Azad-Nightingale of Kashmir". Jammu Times. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  4. ^ a b Joshi, Arun (2 February 2007). "Kalpana Chawla award for Shammema Azad". Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Republic Day Awards by Government of Jammu and Kashmir". Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  7. ^ "A politician who rose from the rank". Outlook. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Iqbal is my love, Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah my leader". Greater Kashmir. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2020.