Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar

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Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar (1 September 1931 – 5 August 2020) was a leader of Indian National Congress party who served as chief minister of Maharashtra.

Dr. Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar
Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySambhaji Patil
10th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
In office
3 June 1985 – 6 March 1986
Preceded byVasantdada Patil
Succeeded byShankarrao Chavan
Personal details
Born(1931-02-09)9 February 1931
Nilanga, Hyderabad State, British India
Died5 August 2020(2020-08-05) (aged 88)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Sushilabai Patil Nilangekar
RelationsRupa Patil (daughter in law)
Sambhaji Patil (grandson)
ChildrenDiliprao Patil (son) Ashokrao Patil (son) Vijaykumar Patil (son) Sharad Patil (son) Chandrakala Dawle (daughter)
ResidenceNilanga, Maharashtra, India
EducationRashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

He was chief minister from June 1985 to March 1986. His rule was the briefest of all chief ministers (apart from caretaker chief minister P K Sawant).[1] He resigned after the Bombay High Court passed strictures against him regarding fraud in the MD examinations to help his daughter and her friend.[2][3]

His daughter-in-law, Rupatai Patil Nilangekar, represented Latur (Lok Sabha constituency) for BJP from 2004 to 2009.

Educational activitiesEdit

Nilangekar established the Maharashtra Education Trust in 1968. Under the aegis of his education society around four senior colleges, twelve higher secondary schools and fifteen primary schools were established. Maharashtra Pharmacy College, Nilanga, was established in 1984. The Maharashtra Poly. (D.Pharmacy) Institute, Nilanga which was government aided, started in 1981 and was followed by the Maharashtra College of Engineering in 1983. His interests included reading, classical music, volleyball and table tennis. He was born in Nilanga, his home town.


Shivajirao died on 5 August 2020, at the age of 91 due to COVID-19 related complications during the COVID-19 pandemic in India.[4]


  1. ^ Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil History
  2. ^ "Maharashtra: Former CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar dead". The Times of India. 5 August 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Fraud in MD exam results committed 'at the behest' of CM Shivajirao Patil-Niangekar: Court". India Today. 31 March 1986. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  4. ^ Khairnar, Abhay; Joshi, Yogesh (5 August 2020). "Former Maharashtra CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passes away in Pune". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 5 August 2020.

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Preceded by
Vasantdada Patil
Chief Minister of Maharashtra
3 June 1985 – 6 March 1986
Succeeded by
Shankarrao Chavan