Sunder Lal Patwa Age, Death Cause, Biography, Facts & More

Sunder Lal Patwa profile

Real NameSunder Lal Patwa
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Politician
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey • Served as a member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1957-67, 1977-97 and 1998
• Became the General Secretary of Jan Sangha, Madhya Pradesh in 1975.
• Served as a member of the working committee of Janata Party in 1977.
• Elected as the Chief Minister (CM) of Madhya Pradesh twice from January 1980 to February 1980 and March 1990 to December 1992.
• From 1980-1995 served as the leader of the opposition at Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Additionally, Patwa became the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly during the same tenure.
• Became the President of BJP, Madhya Pradesh in 1986.
• Elected to 11th Lok Sabha in 1997.
• Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term) in 1999.
• From 13 October 1999 to 30 September 2000, served as the Union Cabinet Minister, Rural Development.
• From 30 September 2000 to 7 November 2000, served as the Union Cabinet Minister, Chemicals and Fertilizers.
• Elected as the Union Cabinet Minister, Mines from 7 November 2000- 1 September 2001.
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 November 1924
Date of Death28 December 2016
Place of BirthKukreshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India
Place of DeathBhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Death CauseHeart attack
Age (as on 28 December 2016)92 Years
Birth PlaceKukreshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownKukreshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsIntermediate
DebutIn 1957, when he was elected as a member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
FamilyFather- Late Mannalal Patwa
Mother- Not Known
Brother- 4
Sister- Not Known
Nephew- Surendra Patwa (Minister for Culture and Tourism, Madhya Pradesh)
Sunder Lal Patwa nephew Surendra Patwa
Controversies• On June 1990, Sunder Lal Patwa organized a private function at Kukreshwar, his hometown in Mandsaur district, to mark the sixth death anniversary of his father, Mannalal Patwa. Though it was a private function, not only was the entire state cabinet present, but even the prime minister was persuaded to take time off to attend the ceremony. Seeing this, Congress moved an adjournment motion in the state Assembly alleging "massive misuse of official machinery."
• Time and again, Patwa was alleged by many opposition leaders of being a puppet chief minister, unable to take independent decisions, and being totally dependent on a section of the BJP high command that backed his chief ministership.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeLate Phool Kunwar Patwa
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- None

Sunder Lal Patwa passes away

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sunder Lal Patwa

  • Did Sunder Lal Patwa smoke: Not Known
  • Did Sunder Lal Patwa drink alcohol: Not Known
  • Patwa served as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister twice, first for a brief spell of less than a month in 1980 and later, riding on the Ram Mandir ‘wave’, he came back to power in March 1990. However, his second stint on the seat of power was reduced by the imposition of the President’s rule in 1992 after the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
  • Coming from Malwa region, he got associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the age of 18. He was an active member and leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and was jailed under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act during the Emergency from June 1975 to January 1977.
  • As the Chief Minister of undivided MP in 1991, he was the one who had initiated the process of privatization of state electricity board.
  • His nephew, Surendra Patwa, is the current Minister for Culture and Tourism in the BJP-led state government in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Patwa was found unconscious on the morning of 28th December and was rushed to a private hospital where he was declared ‘brought dead’. The autopsy report mentions cardiac arrest as the cause of death.