Baburao Patel

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Baburao Patel (1904–1982) was an Indian publisher and writer, associated with films and politics.

Baburao Patel
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Born 4 April 1904
Maswan, Mumbai
Died 1982 (aged 77–78)
Residence Girnar Bungalow,Pali Hill
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) Shirin(second),Sushila Rani Patel(third)
  • Pandurang Vithal Patil
  • Jamuna
Relatives Geeta Patel-D'Souza (Grand child from Second Wife)


He was the Editor and Publisher of India's first film trade magazine, Filmindia, the first edition of which was published in 1935.

Baburao was also the founder and editor of a prominent political magazine, Mother India (different from the magazine of the same name started by the Aurobindo group).

He was elected to the Lok Sabha as the Jana Sangh candidate from Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh in 1967.

Personal Life[edit]

He was married three times, with his third wife, Sushila Rani Patel, being the most famous. He directed her in a couple of films in the 1940s.



As Director & Scriptwriter

  • Kismet(1929)
  • Sati Mahananda (सती महानन्दा) (1933)
  • Chand ka Tukda (1933-'35)
  • Bala Joban (1934)
  • Maharani (1934)
  • Pardesi Saiyan (1935)
  • Draupadi (1944)
  • Gwalan (1946)

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