Umesh Nandkumar Patel

Umesh Nandkumar Patel (born 26 November 1983) is an Indian politician, from Chhattisgarh. He is a member of the Indian National Congress[1] and has been the president of the Chhattisgarh Youth Congress Committee since 10 September 2016.[2] He represents the Kharsia constituency in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.[3][4]

Umesh Nandkumar Patel
Minister of Higher Education, Government of Chhattisgarh
Assumed office
25 December 2018
Preceded byPrem Prakash Pandey
Member of Legislative Assembly Chhattisgarh
Assumed office
8 December 2013
Preceded byNandkumar Patel
President Chhattisgarh Youth Congress
In office
10 September 2016 – 30 May 2019
Succeeded byPurnachand Padhee
Personal details
Umesh Patel

(1983-11-26) 26 November 1983 (age 36)
Raigarh, Madhya Pradesh (now in Chhattisgarh
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Sudha Patel
Mothersmt.Neela Nandkumar Patel
FatherNand Kumar Patel
Alma materBhilai Institute of Technology
WebsiteOfficial Website

He is minister of Higher Education of Chhattisgarh[5] and Skill development, Science and Techonogy, Sports and Youth Development.

Early lifeEdit

Patel was born to politician Nand Kumar Patel and Smt. Neela Nandkumar Patel on 26 November 1902 in a politicians family who lived in Nandeli, a village in Raigarh district of Madhya Pradesh (present-day Chhattisgarh). His father late. Nand Kumar Patel was a political leader in Kharsia Constituency. He graduated in Information Technology and became an engineer.[6][7][8]

Due to sudden demise of his father and elder brother, he had to leave his educational interests and join politics.[6] In the year 2013, he was appointed as the Member of Legislative Assembly in Kharsia Constituency of Chhattisgarh.[8] He also became the first youth leader of Indian National Congress from chhattisgarh and is maintaining his position after defeating O.P Choudhary (ex IAS Officer) from Bhartiya Janta Party, Kharsia.[9]

Educational backgroundEdit

Patel completed his schooling from Government Primary School, Nandeli, Raigarh, Madhya Pradesh (present-day Chhattisgarh). He pursued his higher secondary from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He completed his graduation in the year 2005 from B.I.T Durg.[8] He had also worked as an IT Professional in Capgemini Hyderabad & HSBC America during the years 2006-2013.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Umesh Patel MLA of KHARSIA Chhattisgarh contact address & email".
  2. ^ "Umesh Patel declared Youth Congress President" (in Hindi). 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha".
  4. ^ "Battle for Chhattisgarh - Kharsia". News18. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  5. ^ "chhattisgarh ministers list".
  6. ^ a b c "Father and brother killed by Maoists, the son makes political debut". Hindustan Times. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "I have to finish father's undone work, Umesh Patel says - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Umesh Patel(Indian National Congress(INC)):Constituency- KHARSIA(RAIGARH) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Chhattisgarh : उमेश बने सबसे कम उम्र के मंत्री, इसलिए छोड़ी थी कारपोरेट कंपनी की नौकरी". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 22 January 2019.