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Other name Shivraj Patil Chakurkar Full name Shivraj Vishwanath Patil Profession Politician Famous for • Being the Minister of Home Affairs of India from 2004 to 2008
• Being the tenth speaker of Lok Sabha Physical Stats & More Height (approx.) in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7” Eye Colour Black Hair Colour Salt & Pepper Politics Political Party Indian National Congress (INC)
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Political Journey • 1967: Joined the Indian national Congress
1967-1969: President of Latur Municipality
1971-1972: President of Latur Municipality
1972-1979: Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (two terms)
1974-1975: Chairman of Public Undertakings Committee
1975-1976: Deputy Minister of Law and Judiciary, Irrigation, and Protocol of Maharashtra
1977-1978: Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
1978-1979: Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
1980: Elected to the seventh Lok Sabha
1980 (May-September): Member of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
1980 (September-October): Chairman of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
1980-1982: Union Minister of State, Defence
1982-1983: Union Minister of State, Commerce (Independent Charge)
1983-1984: Union Minister of State, Science and Technology, Atomic Energy, Electronics, Space and Ocean Development
1984: Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1984-1986: Union Minister of State, Science and Technology, Space, Atomic Energy, Electronics, Ocean Development and Bio Technology
1985: Union Minister of State, Personnel and Training, Public Grievances and Pensions and Administrative Reforms
1985-1988: Union Minister of State, Defence Production
1988-1989: Union Minister of State, Civil Aviation and Tourism (Independent Charge)
1989: Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1990-1991: Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha
1990-1991: Chairman of Library Committee
1990-1991: Chairman of Committee on Private Members’ Bills and Resolutions
1990-1991: Member of General Purposes Committee
1990-1991: Member of Business Advisory Committee
1991: Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1991-1996: Speaker of Lok Sabha
1991-1996: Chairman of Business Advisory Committee
1991-1996: Chairman of Rules Committee
1991-1996: Chairman of General Purposes Committee
1991-1996: Chairman of Standing Committee of the Conference of Presiding Officers of the Legislative Bodies in India
1991-1996: President of Indian Parliamentary Group
1991-1996: President of National Group of Inter- Parliamentary Union
1991-1996: President of India Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
1996: Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1996-1998: Member of Committee on Defence
1998: Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1998-1999: Member of Committee on External Affairs
1998-1999: Member of Rules Committee
1998-1999: Member of Consultative Committee on Ministry of External Affairs
1999: Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)
1999-2000: Chairman of Committee on Finance
1999-2000: Member of Committee of Privileges
1999-2000: Member of General Purposes Committee
2000-2004: Member of Consultative Committee
2004: Lost the Lok Sabha elections to Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rupatai Patil Nilangekar
2004: Appointed as the Minister of Home Affairs
2008: Resigned from his position as Home Minister after the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai Personal Life Date of Birth 12 October 1935 (Saturday) Age (as of 2022) 87 Years Birthplace Village Chakur, Latur district, Marathwada region, the princely state of Hyderabad, British India (now in Maharashtra, India) Zodiac sign Libra Nationality • British Indian (12 October 1935-15 August 1947)
• Indian (15 August 1947-Present) Hometown Latur, Maharashtra, India College/University • Osmania University, Hyderabad
• Bombay University, Mumbai Educational Qualification(s) • B.Sc. from Osmania University, Hyderabad
• LL.B. from Bombay University, Mumbai
• LL.M. from Bombay University, Mumbai Religion Hinduism Caste/Sect Lingayat Community

Note: Shivraj Patil follows Lingayatism which is based on Shaivism and is generally considered a Hindu sect as its beliefs relates to many Hindu practises. It is influential in South India, majorly in Karnataka.

Address “DEO GHAR,” Sadbhavna Nagar, Ausha Road, Latur, Maharashtra, 413512 Controversies • Changing Clothes Controversy: In September 2008, while the Delhi serial blasts victims were fighting for their lives in hospitals, the then Home Minister of India Shivraj Patil was busy changing clothes for public appearances. On the evening of the blasts between 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, changed at least three suits for media interaction and his visit to the site of blast. At 6:30 in the evening he was spotted wearing a white suit at the CWC meeting and after hearing the news of the blasts, Shivraj apparently went back to his home and came dressed in a dark-coloured suit for media interaction. Later, at around 10:30 pm, during his visit to the blast site for customary inspection, Patil was again spotted in a white suit, but not the one he wore at the CWC meeting. After the incident, Patil was condemned for changing clothes when the country suffered a terror attack. He was also referred to as the Nero of India for his actions. Later, in a media conversation, when he was asked to speak upon the controversy, Patil said, “I live in a clean, neat manner. If I don’t get angry with people; if I keep my cool when it is necessary to keep cool when such incidents happen, you find fault with me. And if they are doing it, do you expect me to reply to that kind of criticism against me? I will leave it to the people to judge. You judge yourself. Is this the correct way of criticising a politician? You criticise his policies, you don’t criticise his clothes.”

Controversial Remark on Gita: In October 2022, during the book launch event of Mohsina Kidwai’s biography in Delhi, Shivraj Patil landed into a controversy for calling Krishna’s teaching to Arjuna in Mahabharata as Jihad. Stating that ‘Jihad’ which Krishna had taught Arjuna was not just in Gita or Quran, but also in the Bible. He said, “It’s said there is a lot of discussion on Jihad in Islam religion…even after all efforts if someone doesn’t understand clean ideas, then power can be used. It is not just in the Quran Sharif, but also in Mahabharata of which Gita is a part. Shri Krishna also talks to Arjuna about Jihad. It is not like this is only in the Quran Sharif or Gita but in Christianity also it is written…Christ has said that I have not come here to establish peace but I have come here with sword.”
He added, “If even after explaining everything, people do not understand and they are arriving with weapons then you cannot run, you cannot call that jihad and you cannot call it wrong, this is what must be understood, there should not be this concept of making people understand with weapons in hand.”
Patil was severely criticised for his comments on Gita by the media and public. The Bharatiya Janata Party also condemned Patil’s comments. In an interview, when asked to comment on the controversy, BJP leader Atul Bhatkhalkar said that what else could be expected from a leader who had denied the existence of Lord Rama. He said, “Shivraj Patil’s mental balance has been disturbed. What else is expected from Congress leader Shivraj Patil, who denied the existence of Rama, mistreated minorities, and supported terrorists and Naxalites? His head is rotten. The ideology of Congress is rotten.”

Relationships & More Marital Status Widower Marriage Date June, 1963 Family Wife/Spouse Late Vijaya Patil Children Son– Shailesh Patil (politician)
Shivraj Patil's son, Shailesh Patil
Daughter– Late Sapna B. Patil (advocate)
Shivraj Patil with his family

Note: Shivraj’s daughter, Sapna, committed suicide at her husband’s residence in Bangalore in 2002. She was 35 years old at the time of her death.

Parents Father– Late Vishwanath Patil
Mother– Late Bhagiriti Bai Money Factor Salary (approx.) In 2015, as the Governer of Punjab, Shivraj Patil received a monthly salary of Rs. 5,00,000 and some other allowances.

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