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Former Maharashtra CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passes away

Former Maharashtra chief minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar died in Pune on Wednesday after a brief illness, family sources said.

Nilangekar, 89, died at a private hospital in Pune.

Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar had recently tested coronavirus positive but recovered and was discharged after testing negative.

Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar , senior Congress leaders from Latur in Marathwada region, was the Maharashtra Chief Minister from June 1985 to March 1986.

He resigned from the post when the Bombay High Court passed strictures against him after fraud was alleged in the results of the MD examination in 1985 "at his behest" to help his daughter and her friend get through.

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