Parkash Singh Badal

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Date of Birth December 8, 1927
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Parkash Singh Badal

Parkash Singh Badal is an Indian politician who was Chief Minister of Punjab state from 1970 to 1971, from 1977 to 1980, from 1997 to 2002, and from 2007 to 2017. He is also the patron of Shiromani Akali Dal, a Sikh-centered regional political party. He was the president of the party from 1995 to 2008, when he was replaced by his son Sukhbir Singh Badal. As the patron of SAD he exercises a strong influence on the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee. The Government of India awarded him the second-highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, in 2015.

Born: December 08, 1927, Abul Khurana, Punjab, British India
Nationality: Indian
Political party: Shiromani Akali Dal
Other political affiliations: National Democratic Alliance
Spouse(s): Surinder Kaur (1959–2011)
Children: Sukhbir Singh Badal, Preneet Kaur
Residence: Badal village, India
Profession: Politician
Religion: Sikhism

About Parkash Singh Badal

Indian political leader who served several terms as Chief Minister of Punjab between 1970 and 2014. In 2011 he was given the title Panth Rattan Fakhr-e-Qaum for his activities in the Sikh community.

Before Fame

He became active in politics in the late 1940s and was first elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly (Punjab Vidhan Sabha) in 1957.

Achievement

He was, at different points in his career, both the youngest and the oldest Chief Minister ever to serve in his Indian state.

Family Life

He had two children-- Sukhbir Singh Badal and Preneet Kaur-- with his wife, Surinder Kaur.

Associations

He and Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, are both high-ranking politicians and practitioners of the Sikh faith.

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  • Shiromani Akali Dal politicians
  • Indians imprisoned during the Emergency (India)
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Latest information about Parkash Singh Badal updated on October 29, 2020.

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