Nand Kumar Patel

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Nand Kumar Patel
Nand Kumar Patel inaugurating Government school
MLA, Chhattisgarh
In office
1990 – May 25, 2013
Preceded byArjun Singh
President, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
April 2011 – May 25, 2013
Preceded byDhanendra Shahu
First Home minister of Chhattisgarh
In office
November 2000 – December 2003
Succeeded byBrijmohan Agarawal
Personal details
Born(1953-11-08)8 November 1953
Nandeli Village, India
Died25 May 2013(2013-05-25) (aged 59)
Sukma, Chhattisgarh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
ChildrenDinesh Nandkumar Patel, Umesh Nandkumar Patel
ResidenceNandeli, Raigarh District

Nand Kumar Patel (8 November 1953 – 25 May 2013) was an Indian National Congress politician from the province of Chhattisgarh. He was elected to the Kharsia Assembly Constituency five times in a row (1990, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008).[1]

He was a cabinet minister in the state governments of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He was kidnapped and killed by Naxalites during the 2013 Naxal attack in Darbha valley.[2]

On 25 May 2013, news broke that several Congress leaders were killed in a Naxalite attack on a Congress convoy. At first, Naxalites claimed to have kidnapped Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh keeping up the hopes of their coming back alive.[2] However, their bullet-ridden bodies were found in the Jiram valley in the Bastar district the next day.[3]

On 27 May, the Naxalites claimed responsibility for the attack by issuing a statement which called it a punishment for atrocities committed by the Salwa Judum, the counter-Naxalite paramilitary forces in the Bastar area, and claimed the attack was targeted at its leader, Mahendra Karma.[4]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Harvansh Singh
Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh
December 1998 to October 2000
Succeeded by
Mahendra Baudh
Preceded by
First Home Minister of Chhattisgarh
November 2000 to December 2003
Succeeded by
Brijmohan Agrawal


  1. ^ "Partywise Comparison Since 1977: Chhattisgarh, 18 - Kharsia Assembly Constituency". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-18.
  2. ^ a b Kaiser, Ejaz (2013-05-26). "Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel killed by Maoists". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 2013-05-26. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
  3. ^ "Kidnapped Chhattisgarh Cong chief, son found dead". The Hindu. 2013-05-26. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
  4. ^ "Maoists claim responsibility, say Mahendra Karma was main target". News 28 May 2013. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.