59-year-old Prahlad Singh Patel has been allocated the portfolio of Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) under the new cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Born on June 28, 1960 in Gotegaon Nagar of Narsinghpur district, he hails from Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Patel has qualified B.Sc. Education of Adarsh Science College, Jabalpur and L.L.B.M.A. The education of philosophy is from the University Education Department, Rani Durgavati University (Madhya Pradesh).
His children include a son and two daughters.
Name: Prahlad Singh Patel
Birth Place: Gotegaon Nagar
D.O.B: 28 June 1960
Father: Mulam Singh Patel
Mother: Yashoda Bai
Spouse: Puspalata Patel
B.Sc (Adarsh Science College)
L.L.B (Rani Durgavati University)
Worked as a member of ABVP and became Student President of Robertson (Science) College. He was only 20 years old.
Became District President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)
Awakened public-consciousness by walking continuously for one whole month.
Became Secretary of Yuva Morcha Bhartiya Janta Party as well as General Secretary of Yuva Morcha Madhya Pradesh. He stayed at these positions upto 1990
Became Member of Parliament at the age of 28, defeating senior Congress leader Gargi Shankar Mishra in 9th Loksabha Election.
Once again became Member of Parliament for the 2nd time in 11th Loksabha election defeating Central Minister and senior Congress leader Vimla Verma from Siwni constituency.
After a devastating earthquake at Koshamghat (Near Jabalpur), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel Ji has worked hard to develop temporary homes for victims.
Became the Director General of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and Director of Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education of Gwalior which has now become a Deemed University.
After watching the disastrous earthquake at Chamoli which was destroyed after the aftershocks, he went there and took responsibility to re-establish seven villages between Badrinath & Kedarnath.
In 13th Lokasabha Election Shri Prahlad Singh Patel Ji became Member of Parliament for the 3rd time defeating Shri Biswaswar Bhagar of Congress in Balaghat constituency.
In this time period Shri Prahlad Singh Patel Ji did three days long walk between Paraswada to Lanji along with people and IG of Balaghat to demolish the fear of Naxal .
Member of Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests
Became the Union Minister of state (Coal) in Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee led NDA Government.
Prahlad Singh Patel did a 110KM march in Narasinghpur District to save Narmada River from being polluted.
Once again became Member of Parliament for the 4th time in 16th Loksabha election from Damoh constituency.
The Narendra Modi led BJP Government made Prahlad Singh Patel the state in charge of Manipur BJP. The result is, BJP formed govt. in Manipur for the first time in 2017.
Became Vice Chairman of Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi.