Ex Governor of Rajasthan

Name - Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil
Father's Name - Shri Narayan Rao
Date of Birth - 19th December, 1934
Place of Birth - Distt. Jalgaon (Maharashtra)
Marital Status - Married on 7th July, 1965
Spouse's Name - Sh. Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat
Children - One son & one daughter
Educational Qualifications -

M.A., LL.B. Educated at M.J. College, Jalgaon (Maharashtra) & Govt. Law College, Bombay.

Profession -

Social worker, practiced as Advocate at Jalgaon.

Parliamentary Experience

5-7-1985 to 2-4-1990 Member, Rajya Sabha
1991 Member, 10th Lok Sabha

Legislation Experience

1962-85 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

Positions Held

1967-72 Deputy Minister, Public Health, Prohibition, Tourism, Housing & Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Maharashtra
1972-74 Cabinet Minister, Social Welfare, Government of Maharashtra
1974-75 Cabinet Minister, Public Health & Social Welfare, Government of Maharashtra
1975-76 Cabinet Minister, Prohibition, Rehabilitation and Cultural Affairs, Government of Maharashtra
1977-78 Cabinet Minister, Education, Government of Maharashtra
July, 1979 to
February, 1980
Leader of Opposition, CDP (I), Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
1982-85 Cabinet Minister, Urban Development and Housing, Government of Maharashtra
1983-85 Cabinet Minister, Civil Supplies and Social Welfare, Government of Maharashtra
18-11-1986 to
Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha
1986-88 Chairman, Committee of Privileges, Rajya Sabha
Member, Business Advisory Committee, Rajya Sabha
1991 Chairman, House Committee, Lok Sabha
8 November, 2004 to
23 June, 2007
Governor of Rajasthan

Other Positions Held

1988-90 President, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC)
  Director of National Federation of Urban Co-operative Banks & Credit Societies
Member of Governing Council, National Co-operative, Union of India.

Social & Cultural Activities

Welfare of woman, Established a Hostel for working women in Bombay, Delhi
Engineering College at Jalgaon for the benefit of rural youth
Chief Promoter and Chairperson of a Sugar Factury in Jalgaon District of Maharashtra
Established Women's Co-operative Bank at Jalgaon District Maharashtra
Established Mahila Vikas Mahamandal, a Government owned Corporation while in the Ministry in Maharashtra
Conduction Industrial Training School for Blinds in Jalgaon
Schools for poor children of Vimukta Jamatis & Nomadic Tribes

Special Interests

Development of Rural Economy, Welfare of Women

Sports & Clubs

Champion in Table Tennis during college days and won shields in Inter-college tournaments.

Countries Visited

Widely traveled, attended international Council of Social Welfare Conference, Nairobi and Puerto Rico
Leader, Delegation to Austria on Status of Women Conference
Member, A.I.C.C. (I), Delegation Bulgaria, 1985
Attended Commonwealth Presiding Officers Conference, London, 1988
Attended World Womens Conference at Beijing (China)


Permanent Address

(a) 57, New Congress Nagar, Opp. Govt. Milk Scheme, Amravati (Maharashtra)
(b) 1701, Wainganga, Worli Sagar Cooperative Housing Society, Pochkhanwala Road, Worli, Bombay - 400 018.