Former Maharashtra chief minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar died in Pune on Wednesday after a brief illness, family sources said.
The 89-year-old breathed his last at Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. He was recently shifted to the non-COVID ward after he recovered from COVID-19.
Nilangekar died due to kidney failure at around 2 am in the morning today. Shivajirao was admitted to the hospital on July 16 after he tested positive for the virus.
Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar , senior Congress leaders from Latur in Marathwada region, was the Maharashtra Chief Minister from June 1985 to March 1986.
He resigned from the post when the Bombay High Court passed strictures against him after fraud was alleged in the results of the MD examination in 1985 “at his behest” to help his daughter and her friend get through.