D. Y. Patil

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D. Y. Patil
Governor of Bihar
Acting Governor of West Bengal
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 May 2013
03 July 2014(Acting Governor of West Bengal)
Preceded by Devanand Konwar
Governor of Tripura
In office
27 November 2009 – 08 March 2013
Preceded by Kamla Beniwal
Succeeded by Devanand Konwar
Personal details
Born Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil
(1935-10-22) 22 October 1935 (age 78)
Ambap, Kolhapur
Political party Congress
Alma mater Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Awards Padma Shri
Website Official Website

Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil (Marathi: ज्ञानदेव यशवंतराव पाटील) (born 22 October 1935) is the current Governor of Bihar [1] state in eastern India. He is an educator and a leader of the Indian National Congress from Maharashtra state.He has been recently appointed as the Governor of West Bengal(Acting).[2]

Early life and social works[edit]

He was born at Ambap village in the present-day Kolhapur district.[3] A number of educational institutions were founded by him, which include the Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed University in Pune), Padmashree Dr.D.Y.Patil Vidyapeeth Navi Mumbai (Deemed to be University), Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College Navi Mumbai, DY Patil Education Society Kolhapur (Deemed University), Dr. D. Y. Patil Sports Academy, Dr. D. Y. Patil Knowledge City in Pune,Dr. D. Y Patil International School Nerul, D. Y. Patil college of Engineering and Technology, D. Y. Patil Medical College at Kolhapur and D Y Patil College of Engineering at Pune in 1984. He received the Padma Shri award in 1991 for social work.

Political career[edit]

Patil was elected to the Kolhapur Municipal Council as a Congress candidate in 1957 and remained in office until 1962. He was the member of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha from 1967-78. In both the 1967 and 1972 elections, he was elected from Panhala Vidhan Sabha constituency.[4][5] He was appointed the Governor of Tripura state on November 21, 2009[6] and took the oath of office and secrecy on November 27, 2009. He was appointed as the Governor of Bihar on 9 March 2013.[7][8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ D.Y Patil sworn in as Governor of Bihar | Business Line
  2. ^ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/dr-d-y-patil-appointed-west-bengals-acting-governor/articleshow/37718348.cms
  3. ^ "Biography of Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil". Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University website. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 1967 to the Legilsative Assembly of Maharashtra". Election Commission of India website. p. 10. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Key Highights of General Election 1972 to the Legilsative Assembly of Maharashtra". Election Commission of India website. p. 10. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "President Appoints Governors". The President of India website. November 21, 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "DY Patil to be new governor of Tripura". Hindustan Times. November 24, 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "D.Y. Patil takes oath as Tripura governor". Samay Live. November 27, 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 

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