Dr. Sone Lal Patel was a welknown Kurmi leader. He was a founder and National President of Apna Dal, a Kurmi caste oriented political party in Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. Sone Lal Patel was born in 1950 in Bagulihai village of Kannauj district.
He had a doctorate in Physics from the Kanpur University. He was considered close to Kanshi Ram and contributed immensely to the establishment of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). He later parted to form his own political outfit, Apna Dal due to differences with BSP's current chief Mayawati in November 1995.
He died in a road accident in Kanpur on Oct 17, 2009. After the death of Dr. Sonelal Patel his wife Smt. Krishna Patel become the National President of Apna Dal in 18th October, 2009. And his daughter Anupriya Patel became National General Secretary of Apna Dal in 26 October, 2009.
His daughter Anupriya Patel won the Rohaniya, Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly election, 2012. She has been elected as M.P. for 17 th Loksabha from Mirzapur in 2019