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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member

Dinsha Patel

Dinsha Patel

Party Name Indian National Congress (INC)
Constituency Kaira
State Gujarat
Father's Name Shri Jhaverbhai Patel
Mother's Name Late Smt. Hiraben J. Patel
Date of Birth 25.05.1937
Place of Birth Itola, Distt. Baroda, Gujarat
Profession Businessman, Agriculturist, Political & Social Worker
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 22 Oct 1972
Spouse's Name Smt. Kundanben Dinsha Patel
Educational Qualifications


Permanent Address

17/B, Amrakunj Society
Vithalbhai Patel Road, Nadiad
Distt. Kheda - 387 001
Phone: 0268-2521200, 2522220

Present Address

11-A, Pandit Pant Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 011-23736528

E-Mail dinsha@sansad.nic.in
Position Held

Member, Nadiad Nagar Palika, Gujarat

Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly (five terms)

Minister, P.W.D. and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Gujarat

Elected to 11th Lok Sabha

Member, Committee on Railways

- Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

- Member, Committee on Railways
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Heavy Industry

Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

Member, Committee on Commerce

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
- Member, Committee on Private Members Bill and Resolutions
- Member, Committee on External Affairs
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of information and Broadcasting

7 February 2006 onwards
Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas

Social And Cultural Activities

Actively participated in social and cultural functions of educational institutions/organisations; President, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Memorial Society, Ahmedabad

Special Interests

Upliftment of the downtrodden and the promotion of educational institutions; travelling, socialising and reading

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Watching sports events and other programmes on T.V.

Sports and Clubs

Former hockey and cricket player; heading a number of sports associations; President,

  1. Kheda District Cricket Association, Nadiad; and
  2. Gujarat State Aquatic Association
Countries Visited

Widely travelled; attended W.T.O. Conference at Geneva as a member of Parliamentary Delegation

Other Information


  1. Hindu Anaath Trust;
  2. Dena School of Computer Education; and
  3. Balkan-Ji-Bari;
  4. Purshottam Solanki Trust, Prantij; and
  5. Maha Gujarat Medical Society;


  1. Indian Council of Agricultural Research Society and
  2. Salt Commission India, 1999 -till date;

emerged as a powerful youth leader during the Maha Gujarat agitation in 1956.