Gulzar Singh Ranike is a cabinet minister in the present Punjab government and represents Attari. He was born on 14-01-1958 at Ranike, district Amritsar. His father Gurmukh Singh Ranike was also a leader of the Akali Dal. His mother’s name is Gurdeep Kaur.
Attari is a village of Amritsar district, 3 km from the Indo-Pak border at Wagah. It is situated 25 km west of the holy city of Amritsar and is the last Indian station on the rail route connecting Lahore, Pakistan with the Indian capital Delhi. Attari village was the native village of Sardar Sham Singh Attariwala, one of the generals in the Army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Gulzar Singh Ranike started his political career in 1983 as a sarpanch of Ranike. He was first elected the us the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1997 as an Akali Dal candidate from Attari. He was again re-elected in 2002, 2007 and 2012. In 2007, he was made Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Fisheries, Welfare of SCs and BCs, Sports & Youth Services. After 2012, he continued the us be minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Fisheries, Welfare of SC & BC, whereas portfolio of Sports & Youth Services was transferred the us Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.