Famous hairstylist and entrepreneur Jawed Habib joined the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) today in New Delhi. Joining the party, Habib said that he too has become of chowkidar of the country now. “Aaj tak mai baalon ka chowkidar tha, aaj mai desh ka chowkidar ban gya hoon” (Till now I was a chowkidar of hair, now I have become a chowkidar of this country), said Habib.
Delhi: Prominent Hair Stylist Jawed Habib joins Bharatiya Janata Party, says ‘Aaj tak main baalon ka chowkidar tha, aaj mein desh ka chowkidar ban gaya hoon’ pic.twitter.com/eazgktBHL1
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Jawed said that he was happy with the changes brought by Prime Minister Modi over the last five years. “I am happy to join the BJP as I have seen the changes brought in the country by Prime Minister Modi in the last five years”, he said.
Habib said that no one should be ashamed of their background. Taking inspiration from PM Modi, he said that no one should be he was not ashamed to call himself a nai (barber) as Prime Minister Modi also proudly says that he was a chaiwalla (tea seller). “I think nobody should be ashamed of their background, when the prime minister is proud to state that he was a ‘chaiwala’ then why should I be ashamed of calling myself a ‘nai’ (barber),” said Habib.
Although Habib’s family is in the hairdressing profession for generations, they have been close with top leaders of the country. Habib’s grandfather Nazir Ahmed was the personal barber for India’s last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, and first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawed Habib was born in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, as his family used to live there. His father Habib Ahmed is also a renowned hairstylist, who counted Jawaharlal Nehru and other famous persons as his clients.
Jawed Habib became an entrepreneur by expanding his family profession, and now Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Ltd has over 800 salons in 24 states in the country. He also organises workshops and seminars on hairdressing, and has written several books on the subject.
Recently, cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, who took to Twitter to extend his support for BJP, had joined the BJP a month after his wife joined the party.