Senior Congressman and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar handed away early on Wednesday at a non-public hospital in Pune following a short sickness, mentioned sources. He was 88.
According to hospital sources, the situation of the veteran Congressman, who had not too long ago examined optimistic for COVID-19 and had apparently recovered, deteriorated on Tuesday.
“Mr. Patil Nilangekar passed away sometime around 2 a.m. today. The cause of death was kidney failure,” mentioned a medical official.
The senior Congressman, who had been affected by various co-morbidities together with diabetes and hypertension, had examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus on July 16. He was later moved from Latur to Pune for additional therapy.
Mr. Patil Nilangekar was the second politician from Latur district to check optimistic for the virus. Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Ausau Abhimanyu Pawar had examined optimistic as effectively.
Mr. Patil Nilangekar, who hailed from Nilanga metropolis in Latur district within the State’s Marathwada area, had the briefest run as Chief Minister of Maharashtra, serving in that capability for lower than a yr between June 1985 and March 1986 after controversial circumstances compelled him to resign.
A robust cooperative chief from Marathwada who was energetic within the discipline of schooling, Nilanga was the stalwart Congressman’s digital fiefdom with the Nilangekar household being a dominant drive within the politics of Latur and the Marathwada area.
Before its delimitation in 2008, Mr. Patil Nilangekar received the Nilanga Assembly constituency in consecutive Maharashtra Assembly elections from 1962 to 1980, after which held the ‘pocket borough’ once more within the 1990, 1999 and 2004 Assembly polls.
His daughter-in-law Rupatai Patil Nilangekar, who’s with the BJP, was Latur MP between 2004 and 2009 whereas his grandson Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar was a Minister within the former Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP authorities.
He is survived by spouse, three sons, a daughter and grandchildren. His final rites are to carried out in Nilanga on Wednesday.