Parkash Singh Badal Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 95 Years
Death Date: 25/04/2023
Wife: Surinder Kaur Badal


PartyShiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
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
Height (approx.)in 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
BirthplaceAbul Khurana, Punjab, British India
Date of Death25 April 2023
Place of DeathFortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab
Age (at the time of death)95 Years
Death CauseHe passed away after a brief illness.

Note: He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mohali after he complained of uneasiness while breathing. [1]The Hindu
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownBadal Village, Lambi Tehsil, Muktsar District, Punjab, India
College/UniversityForman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts
DebutIn 1947, when he became Sarpanch of Badal Village
FamilyFather- S. Raghuraj Singh
Mother- Sundri Kaur
Brother- Gurdas Badal, Politician (younger)
Sister- None
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.
PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Widower
WifeLate Surinder Kaur Badal (m. 1959, died in 2011 after a long illness due to cancer)
ChildrenSon- Sukhbir Singh Badal (Politician)
Daughter- Preneet Kaur
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 14.5 crore (as of 2017)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Parkash Singh Badal

  • He was born into a family of landowning farmers.
  • He belonged 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 boycotted the elections).
  • He served as the Chief Minister of Punjab for 5 times and held 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 was considered one of the most powerful Sikh leaders worldwide.
  • In 2015, the Government of India awarded him the second-highest civilian award in India- Padma Vibhushanparkash-singh-badal-receiving-padma-vibhushan