Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Indian politician

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Balasaheb Vikhe Patil
Former MP
ConstituencyKopargaon
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Born(1932-04-10)10 April 1932
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Died30 December 2016(2016-12-30) (aged 84)
Loni, Pravaranagar ( District Ahmednagar )
Political partyBJP INC
Spouse(s)Sindhutai
Children5 including Ashok Vikhe Patil, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil & Rajendra Vikhe Patil,
FatherVithalrao Vikhe Patil
ResidenceAhmednagar

Eknathrao alias Balasaheb Vikhe Patil (10 April 1932 – 30 December 2016) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India.[1] He represented the Kopargaon and Ahmednagar (South) constituency of Maharashtra and was a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He later joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was a minister in the NDA. 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 the prestigious civilian award Padma Bhushan on 31 March 2010 for his outstanding work in the field of Social Work.[2] He was seven time MP, former Union Minister of State (Finance) and Union Cabinet Minister (Heavy Industries), Government of India.

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