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Pratibha Patil


1-Pratibha Devisingh Patil served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012.

2- The member of Indian National Congress,Pratibha Devisingh Patil is the only woman to hold the office.

3- Previously she served as the Governor of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2007.

4-She was born on 19 December 1934 in the village of Nadgaon, in the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.

5-Pratibha Devisingh Patil married Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat. They have a daughter and a son, Raosaheb Shekhawat, who is also a politician.

6- In the 1991 elections for the 10th Lok Sabha, she was elected as a Member of Parliament representing the Amravati constituency.

7-Pratibha Devisingh Patil was appointed as the 24th Governor of Rajasthan on 8 November 2004.

8-Patil had been loyal to the INC and the Nehru-Gandhi family for decades and this was considered to be a significant factor in her selection by INC leader Sonia Gandhi

9-Patil’s term as the President of India saw various controversies. She commuted the death sentences of 35 petitioners to life, a record.

10-Patil was noted for having spent more money on foreign trips, and having taken a greater number of foreign trips, than any prior president.

11-Patil set up Vidya Bharati Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, an educational institute which runs a chain of schools and colleges in Amravati, Jalgaon, pune and Mumbai.

12-Pratibha Devisingh Patil also set up Shram Sadhana Trust, which runs hostels for working women in New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune; and an engineering college for rural students in Jalgaon district.

13-Patil also co-founded a cooperative sugar factory known as Sant Muktabai Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana at Muktainagar.

14-Patil founded a cooperative bank, Pratibha Mahila Sahakari Bank, that ceased trading in February 2003 when its licence was cancelled by the Reserve Bank of India.

15- During 1986–1988, she was the Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha

16-1991–1996- She was the Chairman, House Committee, Lok Sabha

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