Team India’s former captain Mohammad Azharuddin is celebrating his 56th birthday today. Azharuddin was born in Hyderabad to Mohammad Azizuddin and Yousuf Sultana. He attended All Saints High School, Hyderabad and graduated from Nizam College, Osmania University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
He has been India’s most successful One-day and Test captain for some time. In the year 2000, he was found involved in a match-fixing scandal which led to the end of his career.
As same as his career, his personal life has been also a big upheaval. He did two marriages and got divorced both the times. Azharuddin married Naureen in 1987 had two sons with her. In 1996, he divorced her and married actress Sangeeta Bijlani.
The marriage ended in a divorce in 2010 reportedly due to Azhar’s alleged affair with badminton player Jwala Gutta, which was declined by the player. He was married to Sangeeta Bijlani for 14 years.
After this Azhar’s name was linked with Shannon Mary, an American woman. The news of their marriage also came in 2015, however, later it proved to be wrong. The saddest part of his life was when he lost his son in an accident. His younger son Ayazuddin died in a road accident in 2011.