Bibi Surinder Kaur Badal was a multifaceted personality and was the source of inspiration behind Sardar Parkash Singh Badal’s exemplary political career. Mrs. Badal strived hard for the empowerment of women and played a significant role in championing the cause of women, especially in the rural sector. She also motivated the people to organize community kitchen (Langar) at Sri Darbar Sahib and Kirtan Darbars in Punjab and other parts of country to propagate the basic tenets of Sikhism amongst the common masses.
Bibi Surinder Kaur Badal born in the family of S. Harjoginder Singh (Father) and Bibi Umrao Kaur (Mother) on 26th June 1938 in Village Chak Fateh Singh Wala in District Bathinda. Bibi Surinder Kaur Badal was second of their four siblings. She had an elder sister Savinder Kaur and two younger brothers Inderjit Singh and Gurpreet Singh.
Mrs. Surinder Kaur Badal got her schooling in Victoria School Patiala. She got her education from Pre University to MA in Kanya Maha Vidyalaya College Jalandhar. She was married to Sardar Parkash Singh Badal in the year 1959 and she was blessed with two children.She was the direct descendant of legendary Sikh General Baba Fateh Singh who killed Wazid Khan, Governor of Sirhind, facilitating the recapture of Sirhind from Mughals. Bibi Surinder Kaur Badal spent initial years of marriage in looking after her kids Biba Parneet Kaur her elder daughter and Kaka Sukhbir Singh and ensured that their education was not disturbed by the hectic political life of their father. She also ensured their proper up bringing and inculcated the values the Badal clan inherited since generations. She ensured to keep them away from hustle and bustle of politics till Sukhbir completed his management graduation from US University. The last Five Years of Bibi Surinder Kaur Badal were most satisfying for her as she embarked upon the campaign of involving lacs of devotees in "Langar Sewa" of Sri Harimandir Sahib. She mobilized lacs of devotees and collected their offerings from door to door in the villages for the Langar of Golden Temple and conducted the visit of thousands of poor persons to Darbar Sahib fulfilling their lifetime desire.. She breathed her last in PGI on 24th May, 2011 at 2PM.