Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil (born 22 October 1935) is an Indian politician who was Governor of Bihar, state in eastern India from 29 May 2012 to 26 November 2014. He is an educator and was a leader of the Indian National Congress from Maharashtra state. He was appointed the Governor of West Bengal (additional charge).[2] On 24 December 2018, he joined Nationalist Congress Party.

Danyandeo Yashwantrao Patil
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26th Governor of West Bengal
(Additional charge)
In office
3 July 2014 – 17 July 2014
Preceded byM.K. Narayanan
Succeeded byKeshari Nath Tripathi
Governor of Bihar
In office
22 March 2013[1] – 26 November 2014
Preceded byDevanand Konwar
Succeeded byKeshari Nath Tripathi
Governor of Tripura
In office
27 November 2009 – 21 March 2013
Preceded byKamla Beniwal
Succeeded byDevanand Konwar
Personal details
Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil

(1935-10-22) 22 October 1935 (age 86)
Ambap, Kolhapur, Bombay Presidency, British Raj (now Maharashtra, India)
Political partyNationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s)Shantadevi, Pushpalata
Children5 (Vijay D. Patil, Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil, Satej Patil, Nandita Palshetkar, and Dr. Sanjay D. Y. Patil)
Alma materAlphonso School, Kolhapur
AwardsPadma Shri
WebsiteOfficial Website

Early lifeEdit

He was born at Ambap village in the present-day Kolhapur district, Maharashtra state.[3]

Educational institutionsEdit

A number of educational institutions were founded by him, which include:

  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Padmashree D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Navi Mumbai
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College Navi Mumbai
  • D. Y. Patil Education Society, Kolhapur
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Sports Academy
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Knowledge City in Pune
  • Dr. D. Y Patil International School, Mumbai
  • Dr DY Patil International School, Kangra (Himachal Pradesh)
  • D. Y. Patil college of Engineering and Technology, Kolhapur
  • D. Y. Patil Medical College, Kolhapur
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Engineering, Pune
  • D Y Patil Hospital, Mumbai
  • D. Y. Patil international School, Belgium
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil Junior College, Pune
  • DYPDC Center for Automotive Research and Studies
  • Dr DY Patil Pushpalata Patil International School, Patna
  • Dr DY Patil B-school, Pune
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute, Pune

He received the Padma Shri award in 1991 for social work.[4]

Political careerEdit

Patil was elected to the Kolhapur Municipal Council as a Congress candidate in 1957 and remained in office until 1962. He was the member of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha from 1967-78. In both the 1967 and 1972 elections, he was elected from Panhala Vidhan Sabha constituency.[5][6] He was appointed the Governor of Tripura state on 21 November 2009[7] and took the oath of office and secrecy on 27 November 2009. He was appointed the Governor of Bihar on 9 March 2012.[8][9]


  1. ^ PTI (22 March 2013). "D.Y Patil sworn in as Governor of Bihar". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  2. ^ PTI (3 July 2014). "Dr D Y Patil appointed West Bengal's acting Governor". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Biography of Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil". Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University website. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 1967 to the Legilsative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. p. 10. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Key Highights of General Election 1972 to the Legilsative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. p. 10. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  7. ^ "President Appoints Governors". The President of India website. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  8. ^ "DY Patil to be new governor of Tripura". Hindustan Times. 24 November 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  9. ^ "D.Y. Patil takes oath as Tripura governor". Samay Live. 27 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.

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