PM condoles death of ex Maharashtra CM

Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the passing away of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar, saying he served the state diligently.

Nilangekar died in Pune today after a brief illness at the age of 89.

“Shri Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar Ji was a stalwart of Maharashtra politics. He served the state diligently, especially working for the welfare of farmers and the poor,” the Prime Minister’s office tweeted quoting PM Modi.

“Anguished by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” the prime minister said.

He recently tested positive for coronavirus but had recovered and was discharged after testing negative.

Nilangekar, senior Congress leader from Latur in Marathwada region, was the state chief minister from June 1985 to March 1986.

He had to resign when the Bombay High Court passed strictures against him after his daughter’s marks in the MD exams were found to have been fudged.

-RJV