Manibhai J. Patel

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Manibhai J. Patel
Born(1920-12-06)December 6, 1920
DiedJune 12, 1996(1996-06-12) (aged 75)
OccupationIndustrialist, politician, writer
Known forMember of Parliament
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Awards

Manibhai Jaberbhai Patel was an Indian industrialist, writer, politician and a member of the 4th Lok Sabha. He represented Damoh Lok Sabha constituency from 1967 and was a member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly for two terms, from 1957–62 and 1962–67. He was the author of a number of books which included Nehru Vani, Janata ke Jawahar, Shantidoot Shastriji, Shreemati Indira Gandhi, Panchayaten Aur Humara Dayitwa and Pagdandiyon ki Awaz. The Government of India awarded him Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award, in 1971.[1]

Biography[edit]

Manibhai Patel was born on December 6, 1920 at Nadiad in Kheda district of the Indian state of Gujarat to Jhaverbhai Bhulabhai Patel–Lilaben M. Patel couple.[2] Choosing the career of a businessman, he was active in labor and business administration, too and was a member of such organizations as Madhya Pradesh Labour Advisory Committee, Small Scale Industries of Saugor and Madhya Pradesh Board of Industries and Mineral Resources. He was also a member of the Indian Standards Institution (present-day Bureau of Indian Standards) and was a part of the Government of India delegation visited abroad for finding market for Indian tobacco and tobacco products.[2]

Politically, Patel was aligned to the Indian National Congress and successfully contested two elections to the Vidhan Sabha, representing Rehli constituency in 1957 and 1962 during which period he also served as the chairman of the Library Committee of the Assembly.[2] In the general election of 1967, he contested to the Lok Sabha from Damoh Lok Sabha constituency and served as a member of parliament until 1971.[3] He was also a member of the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee and the All India Congress Committee.[2]

Patel was the author of a number of books viz. Nehru Vani, Janata ke Jawahar, Shantidoot Shastriji, Shreemati Indira Gandhi, Panchayaten Aur Humara Dayitwa and Pagdandiyon ki Awaz.[4] He died on June 12, 1996, at the age of 75, at Mumbai, Maharashtra.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. Government of India. 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2018-05-17.
  2. ^ a b c d "Members Bioprofile". 164.100.47.194. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  3. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". loksabha.nic.in. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  4. ^ a b "XI LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session IV (Budget)". parliamentofindia.nic.in. February 20, 1997. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
Preceded by
Sahodrabai Rai
Member of Parliament
1967–1971
Succeeded by
Varah Shanker Giri
Preceded by
Member of the Legislative Assembly
1957–1967
Succeeded by

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