Biography Of Smt Pratibha Patil, The First Woman President Of India

Pratibha Patil, the first woman President of India as well as the 12th President is completing her service by 24 July 2012. Here you will get more information of Pratibha Patil regarding her address, foreign trip, Pratibha Patil controversies, political party, education and political career, successor of Pratibha Patil, 13th President of India and many more!

Pratibha Patil, the current president of India will be completing her tenure by July 2012. In this context, majority of the people may be interested to know the political career of Pratibha Patil. During her 5 year service, her name was linked with several disputes including foreign tour, land grab etc. Controversies are linked with every profession. Anyway read this Pratibha Patil wiki biodata to know more about her.

Pratibha Patil: Personal information and contact details

Pratibha Patil
  • Date of birth of Pratibha Patil: 19 December 1934
  • Present age of Pratibha Patil: 77
  • Place of birth of Pratibha Patil: Nadgaon, Maharashtra
  • Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
  • Religion: Hindu
  • Political affiliation: Congress(I)
  • Pratibha Patil educational qualification: MA and law degree
  • Institutions studied: R.R.School Jalgaon, M.J.College Jalgaon, Government Law College Mumbai
  • Pratibha Patil political mentor: S.B.Chavan
  • Favorite food: vegetarian
  • Pratibha Patil husband: Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat
  • Pratibha Patil son: RajendraSingh
  • Pratibha Patil daughter: Jyoti Rathore
  • Pratibha Patil foreign trip: Mexico, Brazil, Bhutan, Syria, UAE, Cambodia, Chile, Indonesia, Vietnam, Poland, Russia, Spain, Tajikistan, Cyprus, Britain, Laos, China, Switzerland, South Korea, Mauritius and Austria

Pratibha Patil biography

Pratibha Patil, the name which is more familiar to people as the first lady president of India was born to a local politician named Narayan Rao Patil In Nadgoan, Maharashtra state, India. Pratibha Patil was a talented girl from her childhood itself. She had won several titles like the College Queen of M.J.College and sports medals. After completing the post-graduation, Pratibha Patil was inspired by her father, to participate in State politics. At the age of 31, she married Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat, who was an ex-Mayor of Amravati. So she was a lucky person to get a perfect match who was so popular in politics. But apart from her personal life or family background, we people pay more attention to the political career of a politician. Now check the following points to know the political life of Pratibha Patil.

Pratibha Patil political career

I have already mentioned that Pratibha Patil’s father was her inspiration to enter politics. In 1962, at the age of 27, she won the Jalgaon assembly election, which she contested in an INC ticket. 1962 is considered to be a luckier year for her. Since her debut in politics in the year 1962, she son every election she contested. For about 23 years, ie from 1962-1985, Pratibha Patil was a member of the Maharashtra Assembly. This is considered to be a success of politician. She got the minister ship of many departments under several chief ministers, Sharad Pawar, S.B.Chavan, Babasaheb Bhosle etc.

In the year 1985, as a congress candidate, she got elected to the Rajya Sabha. From 1988-1990, she was appointed as MPCC chief. She won the Lok Sabha seat in 1991 from Amaravati constituency. Apart from all this posts, she also occupied several positions like Director of National Federation of Urban Co-operative Bank as well as credit societies. Her loyalty to Indira Gandhi and Gandhi-Nehru family helped her lot to occupy suitable positions in political career. Even after her retirement from politics, she was appointed as the Rajasthan Governor in 2004 and later in 2007 as the 12th president of India. She is a very active woman, who became the first woman head of state to fly in a warplane, The 77 year old president makes history by taking off in Sukhoi- 30 MKI fighter jet aircraft and also by riding a T-90 main battle tank.

One can contact Pratibha Patil in the residential address mentioned below:
  • Pratibha Patil,
    1701, Vainganga,
    Worli Sagar Co-operative Housing Society,
    Pochkhanwala Road, Worli,
    Mumbai 400-025
    Maharashtra state, India
  • Pratibha Patil
    57, New Congress Nagar,
    Opp.Govt Milk Scheme
    Amravati, Maharashtra state,

Pratibha Patil as the 12th President of India

On July 2007, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Pratibha Patil was elected as he first woman president of India. This was a historic win for her as she defeated Bhairon Singh Shekhawat by over 3 lakh votes. Some people may have the opinion that as a woman, will Pratibha Patil be able to rule India as a successful president? As the governor of Rajasthan, she proved herself to be a successful candidate. Till now Pratibha Patil has established working women’s hostels, Engineering College, Shram Sadhana trust, Industrial training school for visually handicapped children, schools for poor children, foundation of Mahila Vikas Mahamandal and many more. As a woman, she faced several controversies during the political career. But without doubt, we can say that Pratibha Patil is a talented woman politician. We have to wait one more month to know the successor of Pratibha Patil as the 2012 Presidential election of India will be held only by 19 July.

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