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Prahlad Singh Patel, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Prahlad Singh Patel

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ProfessionPolitician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 182 cm
in meters- 1.82 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 0”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and pepper
Politics
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey1982- Appointed as the district president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha from Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh

1986- Appointed as the general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha's general secretary of Madhya Pradesh

1989- Elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from the Balaghat constituency

1996- Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha from the Balaghat constituency (2nd term)

1996 - Appointed as the whip of the BJP parliamentary Party in Lok Sabha

1999- Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha from the Balaghat constituency (3rd term)

2014- Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha from the Damoh constituency (4th term)

2019- Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Portfolios held1990-91- Member, Standing Committee on Food and Civil Supplies
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture

1996- Member, Standing Committee on Urban and Rural Development
Member, Committee of Privileges
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture

1999-2000- Member, Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
Member, Committee on Private Members’ Bills and Resolutions

2000-2003- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Mines and Minerals

2003- Union Minister of State, Ministry of Coal

2014-2019- Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Committee on Government Assurances
Member, Standing Committee on Rural Development
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Labour and Employment
Member, Executive Council of V.V. Giri National Labour Institute

2019-present- Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 June 1960 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2021)61 Years
BirthplaceGotegaun, Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh
Zodiac signCancer
SignaturePrahlad Singh Patel's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownGotegaon, Madhya Pradesh
College/University• Adarsh Vigyan Mahavidyalaya
• Rani Durgavati University
Educational Qualification [1]Official website of the Ministry of Tourism• B.Sc.
• LL.B.
• M.A.
CasteLodhi [2]The Times of India
Food HabitVegetarian [3]Official website of the Ministry of Tourism
AddressF-23, Sainik Society, Shakhti Nagar, Jabalpur-482002, Madhya Pradesh
Controversies• In June 2019, Prahlad Singh Patel's son, Prabal Singh Patel, was booked by the Damoh Police on charges of kidnapping and attempt to murder. Prabal Singh, among others, was accused of carrying out a deadly attack on a group of people. Five people, including a police home guard, were injured in the assault in which firearms were also used. [4]Deccan Herald

• In April 2021, Prahlad Singh Patel embroiled a controversy after he threatened to slap a patients' attendant who allegedly uttered a distasteful word while complaining to the lawmaker about the severe shortage of oxygen in a hospital where his ailing mother was fighting with COVID-19. The MP received criticism for his uncompassionate conduct towards the grieving kin. [5]Times Now
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date02 December 1992
Family
WifePushplata Singh Patel
BJP lawmaker Prahlad Singh with his wife, Pushplata SIngh Patel
ChildrenSon- Prabal Singh Patel
Prahlad Singh Patel's son, Prabal Singh PatelPrahlad Singh Patel's son, Prabal Singh Patel
Daughter- Phalit Singh Patel (architect) & Pratigya Singh Patel
Prahlad Singh Patel with his daughters
ParentsFather- Mulam Singh Patel
Prahlad Singh Patel's father, Mulam Singh Patel
Mother- Yashodabai Patel
SiblingsBrother- Jamal Singh Patel (BJP politician)
Jamal Singh Patel, brother of the BJP lawmaker Prahlad Singh Patel
Sister- None
Money Factor
Assets & Liabilities
[6]My Neta
Assets- Rs. 3.95 crore
Liabilities- Rs. 1.24 crore
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 2.7 crore [7]My Neta

Prahad Singh Patel

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prahlad Singh Patel

  • Prahlad Singh Patel is an Indian politician who is politically affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Prahlad is an elected member of parliament from the Damoh constituency of Maharashtra. The five-time MP Prahlad Singh Patel took independent charge as the Union Minister of State for the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism in May 2019.
  • Prahlad Singh Patel has been associated with the saffron party for over four decades. He started his political career as a student leader of Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the late 70s, grabbed the post of the Balaghat district president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in 1982, and gradually ascended the ranks to emerge as a significant leader of the BJP in Madhya Pradesh.

    A picture from 1981 showing Twenty-one years old Prahlad Singh Patel with his ABVP colleagues Prakash Javadekar, Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, and others

    A picture from 1981 showing Twenty-one years old Prahlad Singh Patel with his ABVP colleagues Prakash Javadekar, Gangapuram Kishan Reddy, and others

  • Prahlad is the founder of Narmada Khand Seva Sansthan Masandha, an NGO involved in various social welfare activities from conducting blood donation and eye donation camps to educating unprivileged children.
  • He was the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Mazdoor Mahasangh and the Bharatiya Janata Mazdoor Morcha from 2011 to 2014.
  • An LLB graduate, Prahlad Singh Patel is a former member of the Jawaharlal Nehru University court.
  • A strict vegetarian by food habit, Prahlad is a member of the Vegetarian Council Committee that encourages people for adopting a completely vegetarian diet.
  • For a long time, Patel has stayed devoted to promoting and conserving the Indian culture. His devotion towards the culture of India is one of the prime reasons why he was given the responsibility to head the Ministry of Culture in the Modi administration in 2019.

    Prahlad Singh Patel at Safdarjung Tomb in New Delhi

    Prahlad Singh Patel at Safdarjung Tomb in New Delhi

  • He is among the very politicians who have done Narmada river parikrama, a 3500 km walk along the banks of the river. The Narmada Parikrama pilgrimage is considered sacred in Hinduism.

    Prahlad Singh Patel and his wife performing a ritual at the Narmada river

    Prahlad Singh Patel and his wife performing a ritual at the Narmada river

  • He introduced a private bill for a ban on cow slaughter in Parliament in 2000.

    Prahlad Singh Patel at a cow shelter home

    Prahlad Singh Patel at a cow shelter home