Balasaheb Vikhe Patil

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Prime Minister Modi will release the autobiography of Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil and rename Pravara Rural Education Society as ‘Loknete Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Pravara Rural Education Society’, on 13th October.

 

About BV Patil

  • Balasaheb Vikhe Patil (1932 – 2016) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He was a seven-time MP, former Union Minister of State (Finance) and Union Cabinet Minister (Heavy Industries), Government of India.
  • He was a prominent leader of Maharashtra and eldest son of Vithalrao Vikhe Patil, who started Asia's first Co-operative sugar factory at Loni in Maharashtra.
  • He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his outstanding work in the field of Social Work.
  • He established the Pravara Rural Education Society in 1964 at Loni in Ahmednagar district, with the aim to provide a world-class education to the rural masses and empower the girl child.

 

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