- This article was considered for deletion at Wikipedia on August 11 2014. This is a backup of Wikipedia:Asif_Farooqui. All of its AfDs can be found at Wikipedia:Special:PrefixIndex/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Asif_Farooqui, the first at Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Asif_Farooqui.
The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for biographies. (January 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
- This article was tagged for needing more citations which aren't needed here.
Asif Farooqui is an Indian social worker and a member of the Congress (I) political party, who lives in Mumbai. Asif is also the General Secretary of Pali Village Residents' Civic Forum, an ALM devoted to the cause of civic issues in Mumbai.
Asif started a massive cleanliness drive in Pali Village in 2004, which was hailed as a model ALM led grassroot civic drive. Seeing the success of this ALM based initiative, Asif has led and advised many local organizations on various ways of improving the quality of living through local initiatives. Notable among them is his grassroot work in the Mankhurd-Shivajinagar area in North-East part of Mumbai
Asif belongs to a family that has historically been associated with India's freedom struggle and the Congress (I) Party. He volunteered alongside his family which played a key-role in the Parliamentary Elections campaign of Smt. Mohsina Kidwai in May 1978. This by-election from Azamgarh in UP was the first Congress (I) victory post Emergency.
Asif's family owns and manages neighborhood bakeries supplying bread,broon, bread-rolls and rusk to the masses. He has worked closely with the various government agencies to keep bread prices low- for the poor and the vast middle class population of Mumbai.