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Parkash Singh Badal (Politician) Age, Biography, Wife & More


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Bio
Real NameParkash Singh Badal
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Politician
PartyShiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
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Political Journey • In 1947, he became Sarpanch of Badal village.
• He became chairman of Lambi Block Samiti.
• In 1957, elected to Punjab Vidhan Sabha (from Indian National Congress) for the first time.
• In 1969, became Minister for Community Development, Panchayati Raj, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Punjab Government.
• From 1969 to 2012, he was reelected to Punjab Legislative Assembly repeatedly (the only exception is 1992).
• In 1972, 1980 and 2002, he was Leader of the Opposition.
• In March 1970, he became the Chief Minister of Punjab for the first time.
• In 1977, he became a union minister (Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation) in Prime Minister Morarji Desai's government.
• In 1996, he became the President of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
• He served his full term as the Chief Minister of Punjab from 1997 to 2002 for the first time.
• In 2012, he became the Chief Minister of Punjab for the 5th time.
Biggest RivalCaptain Amarinder Singh
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 172 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 December 1927
Age (as in 2016)89 Years
Birth PlaceAbul Khurana, Punjab, British India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
HometownBadal Village, Lambi Tehsil, Muktsar District, Punjab, India
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityForman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
Educational QualificationsB.A. degree
DebutIn 1947, when he became Sarpanch of Badal Village
FamilyFather- S. Raghuraj Singh
Mother- Sundri Kaur
Brother- Gurdas Badal, Politician (younger)
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Sister- N/A
ReligionSikhism
AddressKothi No. 256, Sector-9 C, Chandigarh
HobbiesReading, Doing Yoga
Controversies• In his career, he spent 17 years in jail.
• During the Internal Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi Government in 1975-77, he was imprisoned for a civil liberty agitation.
• In 1980, he was put in jail during the Dharam Yudh Morcha Days of Punjab.
• He courted controversy when he publicly tore the Constitution of India.
• In 2003, corruption charges were filed against him and his family. However, they were acquitted of charges in 2010.
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusWidower
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeLate Surinder Kaur Badal (m. 1959, died in 2011 after a long illness due to cancer)
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ChildrenSon- Sukhbir Singh Badal (Politician)
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Daughter- Preneet Kaur
Money Factor
SalaryRs. 1 lakh per month
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 14.5 crore (as in 2017)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Parkash Singh Badal

  • Does Parkash Singh Badal smoke:? Not Known
  • Does Parkash Singh Badal drink alcohol:? Not Known
  • He was born into a family of landowning farmers.
  • He descends to the Dhillon Jat clan.
  • He attended a college in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • He was first elected to the Punjab Legislative assembly as a member of the Indian National Congress.
  • A few years later, he left the Indian National Congress over differences with the then Chief Minister of Punjab & joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
  • In 1970, at the age of 43, he became the youngest Chief Minister of any Indian State.
  • He was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly repeatedly from 1969 to 2012 (the only exception is 1992; when SAD boycott the elections).
  • He has served as the Chief Minister of Punjab for 5 times and also holds the record of being the oldest Chief Minister of any Indian State.
  • He became the President of SAD in 1996 and was replaced by his son, Sukhbir Singh Badal, in 2008.
  • He is considered one of the most powerful Sikh leaders worldwide.
  • In 2015, Government of India awarded him the second highest civilian award of India- Padma Vibhushanparkash-singh-badal-receiving-padma-vibhushan
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