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Suryakanta Jayawantrao PATIL

Suryakanta Jayawantrao PATIL, Indian Member of the Rajya Sabha. President, District Journalists’ Association, since 1980.


  • PATIL, Suryakanta Jayawantrao was born on August 15, 1948 in Waiphana Taluka-Hadgaon, District Nandad, Maharashtra. Daughter of the late Jayawantrao Patil.

  • Education

    • Marathwada University, Bachelor of Arts.


    • Imprisoned three times during the Janata regime and appeared before the Shah Commission. President, Nanded District Congress (Women’s Wing), since 1971. General Secretary, District Youth Congress, 1972-1974.

      Member, Nanded Municipal Council, 1974. Founder Member, Nanded District Congress Party, 1977-1978. Member, Zila Parishad, 1978.

      Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, 1980-1985. General Secretary, M.P. Youth Congress, 1981-1985. Member of the Rajya Sabha, since 1986.

      Chairman, Multipurpose Labour Union, Nanded. Professional career: Editor, Godawari Times, Marathi.


    Party affiliation: Congress Party


    President, District Journalists’ Association, since 1980.



    Recreations: reading, music, swimming, shooting, table tennis, nature. Women, labour movement, rural development, improving the conditions of the underpriviledged.


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    • father: the late Jayawantrao Patil
    • spouse: R.B. Maske
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