Here is a list of famous people belonging to Patidar caste. The list has been made to make the community be aware of the great personalities it has produced and to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of the hard working people from the community.
A. D. Patel : He was an Indo-Fijian Politician, farmers leader, founder and leader of National Federation Party. He was fully committed to the vision of an independent Fiji and full racial integration. He is originally from Kheda district of Gujarat. He belongs to the Patidar caste which is also known as Kurmi Kshatriya in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Orissa, Chhattisgarh etc.
Priti Patel : She is a British Politician who is currently the Home Secretary in British Cabinet. Her grandparents were from Tarapur, Gujarat. She was born and raised in London. She has also held the post of Minister of State for Employment and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury in the past. She belongs to the Patidar caste from Gujarat who are also known as Kurmi Kshatriyas in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar etc.
Nitish Kumar : He is the current Chief Minister of Bihar. He was born in Nalanda district of Bihar. He has held several other high positions like Minister of Railways, Minister of Agriculture,Minister of Surface Transport in Central Government. He has received several awards and recognition like he has been the Forbes’ “India’s Person of the Year”, 2010; He was also Ranked 77th in Foreign Policy Magazine’ top 100 global thinkers 2012. He belongs to Kurmi Caste from Nalanda, Bihar which is also known as Patidar in Gujarat.
Dev Patel : He is a British Actor who has done several films and television series. His parents are from Kenya who later migrated to Britain. The family has its ancestral origin from Gujarat, India. He belongs to Kurmi Community which is also known as Patidar in Gujarat.
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam : He is the first Prime minister of Mauritius. His family has its origin from Bihar, India. He is an Alma mater of London School of Economics and University College London. He has also held the post of Governor General of Mauritius, Chief minister of Mauritius. He is often referred to as Chacha Ramgoolam. He belongs to Kurmi Caste and his origins from Bihar, India.
Hardik Patel : He is a social and political leader who fought for the inclusion of Patidar caste in OBC Category so that they could get the benefits of Reservations. He belongs to Gujarat and belongs to Kurmi Community which is also known as Patidar caste in Gujarat.
Anupriya Patel : She is a Member of Parliament from Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh. She has formerly held the position of Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in Central Government. She belongs to the Kurmi caste from Uttar Pradesh.
Keshubhai Patel : He is an Indian politician from Gujarat who has been the 10th chief minister of Gujarat. He was also the second deputy chief minister of Gujarat. He was born in Junagarh district of Gujarat and belongs to Patidar caste from Gujarat.
Anandiben Patel : She is the current Governor of Uttar Pradesh. She has held several important posts in past like She was the Chief minister of Gujarat, She has also been the governor of Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. She has also held several ministries under the Gujarat Government. She is from Gujarat and belongs to Kurmi Community which is also known as Patidar Caste in Gujarat.
Sone Lal Patel : He was a leader championing the cause of Social Justice and Social Equality. He made contributions in the formation of Bahujan Samaj Party but later drifted away and founded his own political party called Apna Dal. He was a MSc. topper and later did a doctorate in Physics. His daughter name is Anupriya Patel, who later became the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in Central Government. He belongs to Kurmi Caste from Uttar Pradesh which is also known as Patidar in Gujarat.
Smita Patil : She was an Indian film actress who had won several awards like Padam Shree, National Film award for best actress etc. in her career. She was born in Pune, Maharashtra and was a feminist and was committed towards improving the condition of women in the society. She belonged to Kurmi Kshatriya caste.
Parthiv Patel : He is an Indian cricketer, wicket keeper-batsman who is a member of Indian cricket team. He has also played domestic cricket and participated in IPL. He belongs to Patidar Caste from Gujarat which is also known as Kurmi Kshatriya in Uttar Pradesh , Bihar, Chhattisgarh etc.
Santosh Gangwar : He is currently the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment. He has formerly hold the post of Minister of State for Finance and Minister of Textiles in Central Government. He has a degree in law and Science. He belongs to Kurmi Caste from Uttar Pradesh, India.
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