Who is Algawadi Leader

V. L. Patil - SMS Nassau

Minister of Income, Government of Karnataka
In office
1985–1989
Minister of Income, Government of Karnataka
In office
1983–1984
Minister of Labor, Government of Karnataka
In office
1983–1984
Minister of Industry, Government of Karnataka
in office
1983–1984
Minister of Transport, Government of Karnataka
in office
1983– 1984
Minister of Social Welfare, Government of Karnataka
In office
1972–1977
Minister of Social Welfare, Government of Karnataka
In office
1968–1971
Minister of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka
In office
1972–1977
MP, Lok Sabha
In office
1962–1967
Preceded by
successor of B. Shankaranand
Constituency Chikkodi
Member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
for Kagwad
in office
1983–1989
Preceded by
successor of
Member of the Mysore Legislative Assembly
for Raibag
in office
1967–1978
Preceded by
successor of
Member of the Mysore Legislative Assembly
for Raibag
in office
1957–1962
Preceded by Position established
successor of
Member of the Bombay Legislative Assembly
For
in office
1951–1957
Preceded by Posiion established
successor of Position abolished
Personal data
Born (1922-03-25) March 25, 1922
Byakud, Belgaum
Died December 9, 2012 (December 9, 2012) (90 years)
Bangalore, India
Political party Indian National Congress
(1960-1977, 1999-2012)
Other political
Affiliations
Independent (until 1959) Janata party (1977–1988) Janata Dal (1988–1999)
Spouse Arunadevi
Relationships (Grandson)
children 1 daughter () and 3 sons (Vivekrao, Amarsinh and)
job Politician

Vasanthrao Lakangouda Patil (Kannada: ವಸಂತ್ ರಾವ್ ಲಕ್ಕನ್ ಗೌಡ ಅಬಾಜಿ, ಅಬಾಜಿ) (March 25, 1922 - December 9, 2012), widely known as 'Aabaji' (ಅಬಾಜಿ, ಬಾಗಿ () ರಾಯಬಾಗ) ಗುಡ್ಡದ ಭಾರ್ಗವ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಕ್ರಾಂತಿಯ ಹರಿಕಾರ) was an Indian politician, industrialist and freedom fighters.

Early life and education

Vasantrao Patil was born on March 25, 1922 to a Kuruba-Patil (Dhangar) family in the village of Byakud, Bombay state. He was born to Shri Sidagouda and Smt. Anandibai Patil. Patil had an older sister and a younger brother, Hutatma Prataprao. His ancestors administered the surrounding region on behalf of Shahu Maharaj from Kolhapur (Shahaji II). He began his college education at Rajaram College, Kolhapur, but was unable to complete his studies due to his involvement in the freedom movement.

Freedom movement

Under the influence of his teachers like Dr. M. R. Desai, Acharya Jawadekar, N.S. Hardikar and Barrister Khardekar, Vasantrao, was instilled in the spirit of patriotism and social service. During his time in Kolhapur he met a radical freedom fighter named Nana Patil (Kranti Sinha ) in contact, who further underpinned his decision to participate in the freedom struggle. Under Nana's guidance, both Vasantrao and Prataprao were heavily involved in orchestrating skirmishes in the areas now known as Southern Maharashtra and North Karnataka. This led to the murder of his younger brother Prataprao. Due to the grief of losing his only brother, Vasantrao left college in 1943 and became fully involved in the struggle for freedom. As Vasantrao's reputation was bolstered, he became one of the most wanted men in the area, leading to an imposition by the British government.

Political career

Patil first entered politics when he received his M.L.A. from 1952 as an independent candidate and became the first elected representative for the post-independence area. In 1957 he successfully ran again as an independent candidate for Raibag, which was merged into the newly created state of Karnataka. He won the election by a significant majority and also wielded considerable power in the Bombay-Karnataka districts. These events stunned Pandit Nehru, the Indian Prime Minister at the time. This prompted Nehru to invite Patil to Delhi because Nehru wanted to see the person who had smashed the "congress storm". Nehru invited him to the Congress Party, but Patil declined the offer as he was a staunch opponent of Nehruvian socialism (however, he later resigned at Zeit at the request of high-ranking Congress Party leaders). Below are details of other Patil positions:

During his political years, Patil is credited with implementing various irrigation systems that turned barren land into sugar cane belts. For this he was known as "ನಡೆದಾಡುವ ದೇವರು" (walking titan) and "ಹಸಿರು ಕ್ರಾಂತಿಯ ಹರಿಕಾರ '(the forerunner of the Green Revolution) by farmers in the region. Patil's popularity was so great that other politicians feared holding elections against him, and so on Named "The Tiger of Raibag." Among his many acquaintances, BR Ambedkar ('the father of the Indian Constitution') was one of Patil's most revered friends. Patil actively supported Ambedkar during his campaigns and frequently sought his advice on politics and society.

Industry and social service

Patil founded one of the first cooperative sugar factories in Karnataka, Raibag Sahakara Sakkare Karkhane. He also set up a trust fund called the Hutatma Prataprao Trust on behalf of his murdered brother to provide financial support to farmers and students. Patil added to the trust fund and set up a chain of educational institutions called the Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Education Society Raibag, which includes 3 grade colleges, 7 junior colleges, 10 high schools, and 4 D. Ed. Operates. Colleges, 1 ed. College and 1 DMC College in Belgaum, Karnataka. Patil was also involved in setting up educational institutions in Kolhapur. Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Kolhapur was founded by Patil, M. R. Desai and Barrister Kharadekar. Patil was chairman of the Karnataka Health Institute in Ghataprabha and was instrumental in modernizing the rural hospital, which provides medicines and treatments for the rural population.

A few years before his death, Patil founded another private sugar factory, Bhagyashri Lagmawwa Sugars Ltd., in his hometown of Bekkeri, and had another factory in nearby Alagawadi

Private life

Patil married Smt. Arunadevi and had four children: Prataprao, Vivekrao and Amarsinh. , an active politician, died in 2003. Amarsinh is a lawyer (LLM, University of Cambridge). He was the Elected MP (INC) of Belgaum (1999-2004) during the NDA regime. Amarsinh now administers the Shikshan Prasarak (SP) Mandal Raibag and Bhagyashri Lagmawwa Sugars after Patil's death. Prataprao is another well-known political leader in the region. Vivekrao is a recognized educator who directs the Mahakali Education Society, which manages a chain of schools and colleges in the Belgaum District. He is the elected President of the Karnataka Milk Association, Belgaum District.

V.L. Patil died of a long-standing illness on December 9, 2012 in Bangalore, India. Patil was cremated with full state honors in his home village of Bekkeri.

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