Vithalrao Vikhe Patil
Patil on a 2002 stamp of India
Born29 Aug 1901 ,
Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Died21 April 1980 ,
ChildrenBalasaheb Vikhe Patil
AwardsPadma Shri

Vithalrao Eknath Rao Vikhe Patil was an Indian industrialist, the founder of the first sugar factory in the cooperative sector in India at Loni, in Maharashtra and the founder of a group of industries and institutions composed of Institute of Business Management and Rural Development,[1] Padmashri Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation's Medical College and Hospital[2] and Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Limited,[3] operating under Padmashree Dr. Vithalrao Foundation. The Government of India honoured him in 1961,with the award of Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award for his services to the nation.[4] His son, Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, was a recipient of Padma Bhushan, a member of parliament and a former minister.

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  1. ^ "IBMRD". IBMRD. 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  2. ^ "VIMS". VIMS. 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  3. ^ "NIIR". NIIR. 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.