Mahmood Chaudhry is a UAE-based businessman who gained popularity after getting engaged with Bakhtawar Bhutto, the eldest daughter of Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto.
Mahmood Chaudhry was born on Thursday, 28 July 1988, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His full name is Mahmood Younus Chaudhry. Mahmood did his primary formal education in the city of Abu Dhabi itself and later shifted to the United Kingdom for further studies. He graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Durham in England.
Parents & Siblings
The fifth son of Younus Chaudhry and Begum Suraiya Chaudhry. His father, now a real-estate billionaire, hails from a small town in Lahore, Pakistan. In 1973, Younus migrated to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) seeking better opportunities in life. Starting from the real estate business, Younus developed his business empire into various sectors including transport, oil, and gas.
On 27 November 2020, Mahmood Chaudhry got engaged to the daughter of Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Asif Zardari and former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, in a private ceremony at ‘Bilawal House’ in Karachi. The marriage is all set to take place in January 2021 and is expected to be held at the same venue.
Mahmood Chaudhry, a law graduate, successfully runs his big businesses in construction, tech, and finance.
- Reportedly, Mahood belongs to Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a religious minority in Pakistan. Since the news of his engagement with Benazir Bhutto’s daughter came to light, people of Pakistan belonging to other Muslim other communities were seen criticising Bakhtawar Bhutto for choosing Mahmood as her life partner. Some critics also cited the Pakistan government’s decision in 1974, during Benazir Bhutto’s regime, which declared the Ahmadis as non-Muslims. Refworld
- Mahmood Chaudhary is around two years older than his fiancee, Bakhtawar Bhutto.
- Mahmood lives a low key life in the UAE and is rarely seen in public. Even his engagement was kept all secret, and the attendees were refrained from carrying their cell phones inside the place of the ceremony.
- Many prominent personalities of Pakistan belonging to various fraternities came to attend his engagement ceremony; however, his father-in-law, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, did not attend the event as he had contracted the COVID-19 a few days prior to the function.