Preneet Kaur

Preneet Kaur

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Maharani Preneet Kaur (born 3 October 1944) is the wife of Maharaja Amarinder Singh . A member of the 15th Lok Sabha she is currently serving as the Minister of State for External Affairs with the Government of India. She represents Patiala of Punjab in the Lok Sabha .

Family background

Fondly known as Maharani Sahiba, she was born in Shimla to Satinder Kaur and Gian Singh Kahlon,ICS and later Chief Secreatry, Government of Punjab. She attended St. Bede's College, Shimla and graduated from convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla. Her sister Geetinder Kaur is married to Simranjit Singh Mann, President of the Shiromani Akali Dal . Her son Yuvraj Raninder Singh is also a member of the Congress party and contested elections in 2009 from Bathinda.

Career

She was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999 , the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004 and to the15th Lok Sabha, in 2009 from Patiala becoming the only Member of Parliament from Patiala to be elected to the Lok Sabha from Patiala for three consecutive terms. She defeated her nearest rival Prem Singh Chandumajra of the SAD (B) by over 99,000 votes in the general election of 2009.

Her Highness is considered a social and cultural icon in Patiala. Prior to her elections as a MP she worked as an active social worker with Indian Red Cross and various other organisations for betterment of masses. She started Sanjeevani an institute in Patiala for differently abled children.

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