SAD Patron Prakash Singh Badal death: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Patriarch Praksh Singh Badal died at the age of 95 on Tuesday at a private hospital in Mohali. President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of SAD veteran and five-time chief minister of Punjab. PM Modi said that he was a colossal figure of Indian politics.
Badal was admitted on Saturday and remained in Intensive Care Unit(ICU). in His career Prakash Singh Badal contested 12 state assembly election and won 11. He won 10 elections back to back in between 1969 to 2017.
he was born on December 8, 1927. He was elected as village panchayat Sarpanch at the age of 20 and was elected as the MLA for the first time in 1957 on congress ticket. He became chief minister at the age of 43.
- Prakash Sigh Badal was born on December 8, 1927 at Punjab’s Abul Khurana near Malout in Jat sikh family. He was elected as Sarpanch of his village in 1947 at the age of 20. He attained his BA degree from Forman Christian College, Lahore. In 1957, Prakash Singh Badal was elected as the MLA of Malout on the congress ticket
- Prakash Singh Badal has served as chief minister of Punjab for 5 terms First time from March 1970- June 1971,second term from june 20, 1977 to February 1980, third term from February, 1997 to February, 2002, fourth and fifth consecutive terms from March, 2007 to March, 2017.
- Badal served as the leader of opposition in Punjab assembly from October 1972 to April 1977. He also union minister of agriculture and irrigation during the Morarji Desai government.
- He is the founder of Shiromani Akali Dal Party– which is a Sikh centric regional political party. He was the president of SAD from 1995 to 2008. Later he handed over the reign to his son Sukhbir Singh Badal. He had also a strong inflence over the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.
- In 2015, the government of India has felicitated him with Padma Vibhushan, second-highest Civilian award.