Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar

Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar

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Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar Profile

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Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar Biography

Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar is a prominent political leader from Maharashtra who served as the chief minister from June 1985 to March 1986. Nilangekar served the shortest term as chief minister of Maharashtra if the care taker P K Sawant is excluded. Similar to many leaders, he was forced to resign from his CM post after his daughter’s marks in the MD exams were found to have been fudged and Bombay High Court passed strictures against him. His name was also involved with the infamous Adarsh Housing Society scam. He served as revenue minister of the state during this scam and he was accused of granting some approvals to Adarsh Society illegally, in return of a flat at Adarsh for his son-in-law. But later he got CBI’s clean chit.


Shivajirao hails from Nilanaga town of Maharashtra. He was associated with social activities before he moved to politics.  Reading, classical music, volleyball and table tennis are his main hobbies. He is married and has five children – four sons and one daughter. He established the Maharashtra Education Trust 1968 under which four senior colleges, 12 Higher secondary schools and 15 primary schools established. Educational institutions include one Pharmacy College and one engineering college.


As a chief minister of Maharashtra, he had the shortest term apart from P K Sawant. He lost his CM chair following his daughter's MD examination marks scandal in 1986. His daughter Chandrakala was a PG student in a medical college. It was alleged that she was initial failed in the public exams, and her marks were tampered to ensure she cleared the examination. A failed student filed a writ petition in the HC which passed strictures against the CM. He was asked to quit by his party.

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Updated: June 19, 2016

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