Baburao Patel

Baburao Patel (1904–1982) was an Indian publisher and writer, associated with films and politics.

Baburao Patel
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Born4 April 1904
Maswan, Palghar
Died1982 (aged 77–78)
Spouse(s)Shirin(second), Sushila Rani Patel(third)
  • Pandurang Vithal Patil
  • Jamuna
RelativesGeeta Patel-D'Souza (Grand child from Second Wife)


He was the Editor and Publisher of India's first film trade magazine, Filmindia, the first edition of which was published in 1935.

Baburao was also the founder and editor of a prominent political magazine, Mother India (different from the magazine of the same name started by the Aurobindo group).

He was elected to the Lok Sabha as the Jana Sangh candidate from Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh in 1967.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married three times, with his third wife, Sushila Rani Patel, being the most famous. He directed her in a couple of films in the 1940s.



As Director & Scriptwriter

  • Kismet(1929)
  • Sati Mahananda (सती महानन्दा) (1933)
  • Chand ka Tukda (1933-'35)
  • Bala Joban (1934)
  • Maharani (1934)
  • Pardesi Saiyan (1935)
  • Draupadi (1944)
  • Gwalan (1946)

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