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Hometown: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Age: 59 Years
Wife: Hetal Patel

Bhupendra Patel

Bio/Wiki
Full nameBhupendra Rajnikant Patel [1]My Neta
NicknameDada [2]The Times of India
Profession(s)• Politician
• Builder
Famous forBeing chosen as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat, India in September 2021 by Bharatiya Janata Party
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 167 cm
in meters- 1.67 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite (Semi-Bald)
Politics
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party symbol
Political Journey17th Chief Minister of Gujarat
Took oath on 13 September 2021, and Bhupendra was preceded by Vijay Rupani
Member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly in 2017
Bhupendra won the Ghatlodia constituency.
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 July 1962 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2021)59 Years
BirthplaceAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
Zodiac signCancer
NationalityIndian
HometownAhmedabad, Gujarat
College/UniversityGovernment Polytechnic Ahmedabad, Technical Examination Board, Gujarat State, Gandhinagar
Educational QualificationA diploma in civil engineering from Government Polytechnic Ahmedabad, Technical Examination Board, Gandhinagar, Gujarat [3]My Neta
CasteGujarati Kadava Patidar community [4]The Times of India
Address01, Aryaman Residency Road, Shilaj, Ahmedabad – 380059 [5]My Neta
HobbiesWatching cricket and badminton
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
WifeHetal Patel
Bhupendra Patel with his wife and daughter
ChildrenSon- Anuj Patel
Bhupendra Patel's son Anuj Patel
Daughter-in-law- Devanshi Patel
Daughter-in-law of Bhupendra Patel
ParentsFather- Rajnikantbhai Patel
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- Ketan Patel (Younger Brother)
Daughter-in-law of Bhupendra Patel
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 1,39,356
• Deposits in Banks: Rs 2,59,757
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs 1,39,00,000
• Personal loans/advances: Rs 62,76,992
• Motor Vehicles: Rs 7,72,630
• Jewellery: Rs 41,90,000
Gross Total Value: Rs 2,49,38,735 [6]My Neta

Immovable Assets
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 30,00,000
• Commercial Buildings: Rs 59,00,000
• Residential Buildings: Rs 1,81,20,000
Total Immovable Assets: Rs 2.70 Crores [7]My Neta

Liabilities
• Loans from Banks: Rs 9,18,715
• Loans due to Individual/Entity: Rs 60,36,992
Total Liabilities: Rs 69,55,707 [8]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 5.20 Crores [9]My Neta

Bhupendra Patel while delivering a speech

Bhupendra Patel while delivering a speech

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bhupendra Patel

  • Bhupendra Patel is an Indian politician. On 12 September 2021, he became the seventeenth Chief Minister of Gujarat. In 2017, he was elected as a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly from the Ghatlodia constituency.
  • He is the trustee of the two Patidar foundations named Sardar Dham and Vishwa Umiya in Gujarat. [10]The Times of India

    Bhupendra Patel while addressing Patidar Youth Conference

    Bhupendra Patel while addressing Patidar Youth Conference

  • Patel has served as a member of the Memnagar Municipality in Ahmedabad three times: from 1995 to 1996, from 1999 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2006.
  • Patel was served as the Chairman of the Ahmedabad School Board from 2008 to 2010.
  • In 2012, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi appreciated Bhupendra Patel for introducing the idea of ​​fee reduction to the builders to effectively implement the Building Regularisation Scheme.
  • Bhupendra Patel served as the Councilor of Thaltej Ward from 2010 to 2015.
  • Bhupendra Patel was also served as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation from 2010 to 2015.
  • Bhupendra Patel was elected as the Chairman of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) from 2015 to 2017. He was appreciated by the state government for accelerating several infrastructural projects in Sanand and Bhopal like building flyovers and roads.
  • In 2017, he contested the Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections and won from the Ghatlodia constituency by defeating his opponent of the Indian National Congress Shashikant Patel with a margin of 1,17,000 votes. [11]The Hindu Business Line
  • Bhupendra Patel is a yoga enthusiast, and he often practices yoga.

    Bhupendra Patel while doing yoga

    Bhupendra Patel while doing yoga

  • Bhupendra Patel was elected as the seventeenth Chief Minister of Gujarat on 12 September 2021. The former Chief Minister of Gujarat ‘Vijay Rupani’ resigned from the post of Chief Minister on 11 September 2021. A political analyst and journalist Faisal Bakili said in a conversation with BBC on this event,

    Perhaps the party has chosen a brand new face as the Chief Minister due to speculation that there is an anti-incumbency wave against the BJP government in Gujarat.”

Former Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani felicitates the new Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel

Former Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani felicitates the new Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel

  • On 13 September 2021, he took the oath as the seventeenth Chief Minister of Gujarat.

    Bhupendra Patel while taking the oath as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat

    Bhupendra Patel while taking the oath as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat

  • Bhupendra Patel never worked as a minister in any department of the Gujarat government. He only served as a member of state governmental organisations. He also works as a builder in Gujarat.
  • He has been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for a long time. [12]Hindustan Times
  • Patel is considered one of the honest politicians in India who have no criminal records to their names. [13]Hindustan Times
  • He is closely associated with the former Chief Minister of Gujarat and the first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat, ‘Anandiben Patel.’ [14]Hindustan Times

    Bhupendra Patel with Anandiben Patel

    Bhupendra Patel with Anandiben Patel

  • In an interview with a media house, the family members of Bhupendra Patel shared their feelings when Patel became the Chief Minister of Gujarat in September 2021, and they also thanked the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the same. Patel’s wife narrated,

    It’s like Diwali today. We didn’t expect him to be the Chief Minister. It was so unexpected that we did not even get time to plan his proper welcome.”

    The daughter-in-law of Bhupendra Patel stated,

    This was never expected; a complete surprise for our family. Even we saw it on the news. We are excited. He will be given a traditional welcome when he returns home.”

    His younger brother commented,

    We didn’t expect him to be the Chief Minister. It was so unexpected that we did not even get time to plan his proper welcome. There is a joyous atmosphere at home. We can’t express how happy we are. All relatives and neighbours have gathered at our place to celebrate. We were not expecting this. It’s a surprise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

    The family members of Bhupendra Patel while exchanging sweets

    The family members of Bhupendra Patel while exchanging sweets

  • On 11 September, when ‘Vijay Rupani’ resigned at the age of 65 as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, the name of Bhupendra Patel was not on the long list of probable Chief Ministers; however, Patel emerged as the dark horse on 12 September 2021.
  • Bhupendra Patel was congratulated by the Home Minister of India Amit Shah on being selected as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat. He penned,

    I am confident under the guidance and leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the state’s development journey will continue with new energy and momentum.”

  • Bhagwan Dada, a spiritual leader in Gujarat, is followed by Bhupendra Patel. [15]The New Indian Express
  • As per Navbharat Times Media house, Bhupendra Patel is in the good books of the state government ministers and bureaucrats. Former corporation commissioner and member of Lokpal IP Gautam admired Bhupendra Patel in a media conference during his tenure as an MLA,

    In my view, he has been a wonderful mediator between the public representatives of the AMC and the bureaucrats. He used to deal with people on a very practical level. He also had a very practical approach towards budgeting and policy making. It is a matter of pride for me to work with him.”

  • On 13 September 2021, after being chosen as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi congratulated Bhupendra Patel on his Twitter account.
A congratulation note by Narendra Modi to Bhupendra Patel

A congratulation note by Narendra Modi to Bhupendra Patel