Kalavati Bandurkar Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Widow
Age: 67 Years
Husband: Parshuram Bandurkar

Kalavati Bandurkar

Other nameKalawati Bandurkar
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters-165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear: 1956
Age (as of 2023)67 Years
BirthplaceMaharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidow
Husband/SpouseParshuram Bandurkar (Farmer, committed suicide on 23 December 2005 as he was unable to pay back Rs 1 lakh debt)
A photo of Kalavati Bandurkar's husband, Parshuram Bandurkar
ChildrenSon- Two (One died in accident)
• Pritam Bandurkar
Kalavati Bandurkar with her son, Pritam Bandurkar
Daughter- Seven (Two died by suicide)
• Sonia Bandurkar
Kalavati Bandurkar's daughter, Sonia Bandurkar
• Sangeeta Kadaskar
• Savita Khamankar (committed suicide in 2011 by setting herself on fire)
• Papita Ramteke (tried to commit suicide in June 2018 by jumping in a well)
Kalavati Bandurkar with her children
Other RelativesSon-in-law- Sanjay Kadaskar (Part-time farmer and auto driver, committed suicide in December 2010)

A photo of Kalavati Bandurkar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kalavati Bandurkar

  • Kalavati Bandurkar is an Indian farmer who gained widespread attention, first in 2008 when Rahul Gandhi visited her residence, and then again in 2023 when her name was mentioned by Amit Shah during a speech in the Indian Parliament.
  • Following her marriage, she established her residence in Jalna village, located in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, India. She frequently engages in agricultural activities by renting agricultural lands and cultivating crops on them.
    Kalavati Bandurkar in her 40s

    Kalavati Bandurkar in her 40s

    Kalavati Bandurkar's house in Jalna, Yavatmal

    Kalavati Bandurkar’s house in Jalna, Yavatmal

  • Kalavati Bandurkar gained prominence in May 2008 when prominent Indian politician Rahul Gandhi paid a visit to her residence and shared a meal with her family. He later referenced her during a speech in the parliament in 2009.

    Rahul Gandhi at Kalavati Bandurkar's house in May 2008

    Rahul Gandhi at Kalavati Bandurkar’s house in May 2008

  • This event garnered support from various NGOs and farmer groups. An NGO named Sulabh International, under the leadership of Bindeshwar Pathak, established a Fixed Deposit (FD) of Rs 30 Lakhs in the Maragaon branch of the Central Bank of India for her. She receives a monthly interest of approximately Rs 25,000 from this account. [1]Zee News
    Kalavati Bandurkar with her children when she received Sulabh International's aid

    Kalavati Bandurkar with her children when she received Sulabh International’s aid

    Kalavati Bandurkar working in her field

    Kalavati Bandurkar working in her field

  • Supported by the Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), Kalavati was encouraged to enter politics and contribute to the betterment of her region. She took steps to contest the 2009 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections as an independent candidate from the Wani constituency, backed by the VJAS; however, due to her health concerns, she decided to withdraw her nominations. [2]India Today
  • Kishor Tiwari, the head of VJAS, revealed that her son-in-law had issued threats of suicide if she went ahead with her candidacy. Tiwari also highlighted that Congress workers had pressured Kalavati to retract her decision to contest the elections. [3]Mid-Day
  • During his Lok Sabha speech on 9 August 2023, Amit Shah, the Indian Home Minister and a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), referred to Kalavati Bandurkar. In his speech, he humorously remarked that it was the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, not Rahul Gandhi, who had extended assistance to Kalavati by providing her with a house, gas cylinder, and essential amenities.

  • In November 2022, Kalavati Bandurkar participated in Rahul Gandhi‘s Bharat Jodo Yatra. [4]The Times of India

    Kalavati Bandurkar with VIP Pass of Bharat Jodo Yatra

    Kalavati Bandurkar with VIP Pass of Bharat Jodo Yatra