Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil
Governor of West Bengal
(Additional charge)
In office
3 July 2014 – 17 July 2014
Preceded byM. K. Narayanan
Succeeded byKeshari Nath Tripathi
Governor of Bihar
In office
22 March 2013[1] – 26 November 2014
Preceded byDevanand Konwar
Succeeded byKeshari Nath Tripathi
Governor of Tripura
In office
27 November 2009 – 21 March 2013
Preceded byKamla Beniwal
Succeeded byDevanand Konwar
Personal details
Born
Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil

(1935-10-22) 22 October 1935 (age 88)
Ambap, Kolhapur, Bombay Presidency, British Raj (now Maharashtra, India)
Political partyNationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s)Shantadevi, Pushpalata
Children5 (Vijay D. Patil, Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil, Satej Patil, Nandita Palshetkar, and Dr. Sanjay D. Y. Patil)
RelativesRuturaj Patil (Grandson)
Alma materAlphonso School, Kolhapur
AwardsPadma Shri
WebsiteOfficial Website

Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil (born 22 October 1935) is a former Indian politician, best known as the governor of Bihar, West Bengal and Tripura. He was a leader of the Indian National Congress from Maharashtra state.[2] On 24 December 2018, he joined the Nationalist Congress Party.

Early life

He was born at Ambap village in the present-day Kolhapur district, Bombay state.[3]

Educational institutions

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

He received the Padma Shri award in 1991 for social work.[4]

Political and public service career

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.[5][6] He was appointed the Governor of Tripura state on 21 November 2009[7] and took the oath of office and secrecy on 27 November 2009. He was appointed the Governor of Bihar on 9 March 2012.[8][9]

Notes

  1. ^ The Hindu (22 March 2013). "D.Y Patil sworn in as Governor of Bihar". Archived from the original on 25 July 2022. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  2. ^ PTI (3 July 2014). "Dr D Y Patil appointed West Bengal's acting Governor". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Biography of Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil". Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University website. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 1967 to the Legilsative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. p. 10. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Key Highights of General Election 1972 to the Legilsative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. p. 10. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  7. ^ "President Appoints Governors". The President of India website. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  8. ^ "DY Patil to be new governor of Tripura". Hindustan Times. 24 November 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
  9. ^ "D.Y. Patil takes oath as Tripura governor". Samay Live. 27 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.