Mammootty's father, Mr.Ismail
is an Agriculturist and his mother, Mrs.Fathima is
a housewife. He has two brothers, Ibrahim Kutty
and Zakariah; and three sisters, Ameena, Sauda and
Shafina (all of them are married and settled in
Now how did he meet his wife?
Was it an arranged or love marriage? It was
arranged, surprising as it may sound. He loves her
But there is a cute story here
which he tells in his own words."She was a
blood relative.I was staying at Mancheri. Then on
my visit to home Chembu, my uncle told Dad
"My brother-in-law has a daughter ….doing
pre-degree… she is beautiful… we can
….consider her alliance for Mammootty. Dad
agreed.. But I was not interested. I thought
marriage with relatives wouldn't be proper.
Actually I had gone to that uncle's house a few
times earlier but I didn't know that there was a
girl of marriageable age. When I resisted,
everybody insisted.. "She is a good girl …
you see her first…" But I did not go.
Though my brother went to their house and returned
agreeably. "Good girl she is. You need not
look elsewhere for proposals", my brother
told me. Since everyone was agreeable, I too
decided to see the girl. Not alone, but with mom
and my brother Zakariah and Ibrahim kutty. When I
saw her she was wearing a skirt, blouse and the 'Dhawani'..
curly hair.. fair.. lean. She briefly answered my
queries. I yapped a lot that day. I had seen many
girls.. given love letters to many… main pastime
was chasing dames… I get love letters from a lot
of girls even now, etc. Sulfaath laughed it off.
However, with the first meeting itself, we became
friends, I returned home with the decision that
she will be my wife."
He has a daughter, Surmi who
has completed Fine Arts. His son, Dulquar Salman
is going to Purdue University for Business