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Vitthalbhai Patel (21 May 1936 - 7 September 2013) was an Indian poet, lyricist, and senior congress leader known for his contributions in social services and politics. Also known for penning several Hindi film songs, including "Jhoot Bole Kauva Kate" from the 1973 movie Bobby.[1]

Vitthalbhai Patel
Personal details
Born(1936-05-21)21 May 1936
Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died7 September 2013(2013-09-07) (aged 77)
Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
ProfessionIndian poet, Social activist, lyricist, and senior congress leader

He was from Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India where he lived most of his life. He wrote in Hindi and Bundeli.

He died on 7 September 2013 after a prolonged illness.[2] Patel had been suffering from health problems for a long time. He was 75, and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.

Patel was twice elected to the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Sagar, Madhya Pradesh constituency. He was a minister in the cabinets of Arjun Singh, Motilal Vora and Shyama Charan Shukla.

Patel wrote the lyrics to 55 Hindi film songs, as well as five collections of poems.


  1. ^ K A Abbas. Bobby: The Complete Story. HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 2–. ISBN 978-93-5029-554-0.
  2. ^ Harbhajan (8 September 2013). "Current Affairs 7th September 2013". AEG India. Archived from the original on 9 September 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.