D. Y. Patil

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D. Y. Patil
Governor of Bihar
In office
29 May 2013 – 26 November 2014
Preceded by Devanand Konwar
Succeeded by Keshari Nath Tripathi
Governor of Tripura
In office
27 November 2009 – 8 March 2013
Preceded by Kamla Beniwal
Succeeded by Devanand Konwar
Personal details
Born Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil
(1935-10-22) 22 October 1935 (age 80)
Ambap, Kolhapur
Political party Congress
Children Ajeenkya Patil[1]
Vijay D Patil MLC SATEJ PATIL Sanjay Patil
Alma mater Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Awards Padma Shri
Website Official Website

Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil (Marathi: ज्ञानदेव यशवंतराव पाटील) (born 22 October 1935) was Governor of Bihar state in eastern India from 29 May 2013 to 26 November 2014.[2] He is an educator and a leader of the Indian National Congress from Maharashtra state. He was appointed as the Governor of West Bengal(Acting).[3]

Early life[edit]

He was born at Ambap village in the present-day Kolhapur district.[4]

Social works[edit]

A number of educational institutions were founded by him, which include:

  1. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed University in Pune)
  2. Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Navi Mumbai (Deemed to be University)
  3. Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College Navi Mumbai
  4. D. Y. Patil Education Society Kolhapur (Deemed University)
  5. Dr. D. Y. Patil Sports Academy
  6. Dr. D. Y. Patil Knowledge City in Pune
  7. Dr. D. Y Patil International School Nerul
  8. D. Y. Patil college of Engineering and Technology
  9. D. Y. Patil Medical College at Kolhapur
  10. D Y Patil College of Engineering at Pune in 1984

He received the Padma Shri award in 1991 for social work.[5]

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.[6][7] He was appointed the Governor of Tripura state on 21 November 2009[8] and took the oath of office and secrecy on 27 November 2009. He was appointed as the Governor of Bihar on 9 March 2013.[9][10]


  1. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/Bihar-governors-son-is-Sena-candidate-against-Chavan/articleshow/43704926.cms
  2. ^ D.Y Patil sworn in as Governor of Bihar | Business Line
  3. ^ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/dr-d-y-patil-appointed-west-bengals-acting-governor/articleshow/37718348.cms
  4. ^ "Biography of Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil". Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University website. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 1967 to the Legilsative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. p. 10. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Key Highights of General Election 1972 to the Legilsative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. p. 10. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "President Appoints Governors". The President of India website. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "DY Patil to be new governor of Tripura". Hindustan Times. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "D.Y. Patil takes oath as Tripura governor". Samay Live. 27 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 

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