Parkash Singh Badal Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Profession & More

Parkash Singh Badal Five-time former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal passed away at 95 on Tuesday. April 26. He was admitted to Mohali’s Fortis Hospital over a week ago after he complained of uneasiness in breathing. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to President Droupadi Murmu as everyone mourns the death of the veteran political leader, here are some lesser-known facts about him.

Parkash Singh Badal Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Profession & More

Who is Parkash Singh Badal?

Parkash Singh Badal, original name Parkash Singh Dhillon, (born December 8, 1927, near Faridkot, India), Indian politician and government official who rose to become president (1996-2008) of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), a Sikh-focused regional political party in Punjab state, northwestern India. He also served five terms as the chief minister (head of government) of Punjab (1970-71, 1977-80, 1997-2002, 2007-12, and 2012-2017).

Parkash Singh Badal Biography

NameParkash Singh Badal
Date of Birth8 December 1927
Biggest RivalAbul Khurana, Punjab, British India
Date of Death25 April 2023
Place of DeathFortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab
Age (at the time of death)95 Years
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownBadal Village, Lambi Tehsil, Muktsar District, Punjab, India
PartyShiromani Akali Dal (SAD)
Girls, Affairs, and MoreCaptain Amarinder Singh
Death CauseHe passed away after a brief illness.

Not: He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mohali after he complained of uneasiness while breathing.
AddressKothi No. 256, Sector-9 C, Chandigarh
Education & Qualification
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityForman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
Educational/QualificationBachelor of Arts
FatherS. Raghuraj Singh
MotherSundri Kaur
BrotherGurdas Badal, Politician (younger)
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Widower
WifeLate Surinder Kaur Badal (m. 1959, died in 2011 after a long illness due to cancer)
ChildrenSon- Sukhbir Singh Badal (Politician)
Daughter- Preneet Kaur
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’10”
Weight (approx)in Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 172 Ibs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourWhite
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx)Rs. 14.5 crore (as of 2017)

Parkash Singh Badal Family: Wife, Daughter, Son

Born on December 8, 1927, in a village named Abul Khurana (now in Pakistan), he hailed from a Jat Sikh family.

Parkash Singh Badal and his wife Surinder Kaur have two children Sukhbir Singh Badal and Preneet Kaur.

His wife Surinder Kaur died in 2011 due to illness. Son- Sukhbir Singh Badal is an MLA from the Fazilka constituency of Punjab and has also been the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab.

Parkash Singh Badal: The youngest and oldest CM

Parkash Singh Badal became the Chief Minister for the first time in 1970, he was the youngest Chief Minister of any state in the country i.e. 43 years.

Meanwhile, when he became the Chief Minister for the fifth time in the year 2012, he was the oldest CM of the country. This time he was the oldest candidate in the 2022 assembly elections.

Political Journey

  • In 1947, he became the Sarpanch of Badal village.
  • He became chairman of Lambi Block Samiti.
  • In 1957, elected to Punjab Vidhan Sabha (from Indian National Congress) for the first time.
  • In 1969, became Minister for Community Development, Panchayati Raj, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries in the Punjab Government.
  • From 1969 to 2012, he was reelected to Punjab Legislative Assembly repeatedly (the only exception in 1992).
  • In 1972, 1980, and 2002, he was Leader of the Opposition.
  • In March 1970, he became the Chief Minister of Punjab for the first time.
  • In 1977, he became a union minister (Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation ) in Prime Minister Morarji Desai’s government.
  • In 1996, he became the President of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
  • He served his full term as the Chief Minister of Punjab from 1997 to 2002 for the first time.
  • In 2012, he became the Chief Minister of Punjab for the 5th time.

Parkash Singh Badal Net Worth

Net WorthRs. 6.75 Crore
AssetsRs. 6.75 Crore
LiabilitiesNot Known

Parkash Singh Badal’s Achievements

Parkash Singh Badal has served as Chief Minister of Punjab State from 1970 to 1971, from 1977 to 1980, from 1997 to 2002, and from 2007 to 2017.

In December 2011, Badal was bestowed the title of Panth Rattan Fakhr-e-Qaum (literally “Jewel of the religion, pride of the community”) by Akal Takht.


  • In his career, he spent 17 years in jail.
  • During the Internal Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi Government in 1975-77, he was imprisoned for a civil liberty agitation.
  • In 1980, he was put in jail during the Dharam Yudh Morcha Days of Punjab.
  • He courted controversy when he publicly tore the Constitution of India.
  • In 2003, corruption charges were filed against him and his family. However, they were acquitted of charges in 2010.

Prakash Singh Badal’s Death

Shiromani Akali Dal patron and five-time Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal passed away at Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Tuesday.

According to the information received, he was having difficulty in breathing, due to which he was admitted to the hospital last Friday after a corona test, but his condition kept on deteriorating and he breathed his last on 25 April 2023.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Parkash Singh Badal

  • He attended a college in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • He was first elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly as a member of the Indian National Congress.
  • A few years later, he left the Indian National Congress over differences with the then Chief Minister of Punjab & joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
  • In 1970, at the age of 43, he became the youngest Chief Minister of any Indian State.
  • He was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly repeatedly from 1969 to 2012 (the only exception is 1992; when SAD boycotted the elections).
  • He served as the Chief Minister of Punjab 5 times and held the record of being the oldest Chief Minister of any Indian State.
  • He became the President of SAD in 1996 and was replaced by his son, Sukhbir Singh Badal, in 2008.
  • He was considered one of the most powerful Sikh leaders worldwide.
  • In 2015, the Government of India awarded him the second-highest civilian award in India- Padma Vibhushan.
  • Parkash Singh Badal’s first foray into politics was in 1947 when he was elected the leader of his village.
  • Parkash Singh Badal was first elected to the Punjab state assembly in 1957 and has been elected an MLA nine times since then.
  • Badal launched many schemes such as free ambulance service, Talwandi Sabo thermal plant, etc.
  • As the patron of SAD Parkash Singh Badal exercises a great influence on the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.


When was Parkash Badal born?

Born on December 8, 1927, in a village named Abul Khurana (now in Pakistan), he hailed from a Jat Sikh family.

How old is Surinder Kaur Badal?

72 years (1938-2011) (Surinder Kaur Badal / Age at death.

Which party is Parkash Singh Badal?

The Shiromani Akali Dal is a center-right Sikh-centric state political party in Punjab, India. The party is the second-oldest in India, after Congress, being founded in 1920.

What was Parkash Singh Badal age?

95 Years (Death 2023)

How did Parkash Singh Badal died?

He died due to age-related multiple health issues.

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