Ahmed Patel Biodata

Ahmed Patel

Birth Name : Ahmed Patel

Date of birth : 21/08/1949

Place of birth : Bharuch, Gujarat, India

Category : Politicians

Ahmed Patel is a leader of Indian National Congress party. He was born on August 21, 1949 at Bharuch, Gujarat, India. His parents are 'Mohammed Ishakji Patel' and 'Hawaben Mohammedbhai'. Ahmed Patel is spouse of 'Memoona Ahmed', this pair blessed with one daughter and one son. Ahmed Patel did his B.Sc. at 'Shree Jayendra Puri Arts and Science College' Bharuch (South Gujarat University) and M.S. University, Baroda.

Position Held

Agriculturist Managing Trustee, Gujarat Rahat Samiti President

Gujarat Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, in 1977–82

Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee in January, 1986 to October, 1988

Chairman, Sanskritik Vikas Mandal, Ankleshwar, District Bharuch

Director for Indian Airlines from July, 1992 to May, 1993

Bharuch District Cooperative Bank on September, 1977

General Secretary for All India Congress Committee from September, 1985 to January, 1986 and May, 1992 to October, 1996

Secretary for Jawahar Bhawan Trust on August 25, 1988

Joint Secretary for All India Congress Committee from September, 1983 to December, 1984

Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister from January–September, 1985

Treasurer for All India Congress Committee since October, 1996

Member of Sixth Lok Sabha in 1977–79

Member of Seventh Lok Sabha in 1980–84

Member of Eighth Lok Sabha in 1985–89

Member of Congress Working Committee on April, 1992

Member of Committee on Subordinate Legislation in 1994–96

Member of Committee on Railways in 1995–96

Member of Committee on Communications in 1996–97

Member of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways in 1993–97

Member of Court of the Aligarh Muslim University in 1995–98

Member of Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas

Member of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation, elected to the Rajya Sabha in August

Political Career

Ahmed Patel is among chief leaders in decision making process of the party at national level. Popularly known as Ahmed Bhai. He is the crisis man and widely perceived in political circles to be consulted by the Congress chief herself for every political overture.

In the year 2005, Ahmed was inducted into the 'Rajya Sabha' for a fourth term. Though considered Sonia Gandhi's right hand man and chief strategist, Ahmed has been kept out of government in the 15th Lok Sabha. He maintains a low profile and avoids media and public glare. He is only the second Muslim after Ehsan Jafri to be elected in Gujarat as an Lok Sabha MP. He is one of the few politicians who were spotted by Sanjay Gandhi but continued to wield their clout with Indira, Rajiv and now Sonia. It is rumoured that he was offered ministership by both Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

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