Former Maharashtra CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar dies at 89

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He recently tested coronavirus positive but had recovered and was discharged after testing negative

Former CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar dead. (Photo- Twitter/@MCPNilaga)

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

Nilangekar, 89, died at a private hospital.

He recently tested coronavirus positive but had recovered and was discharged after testing negative.

Nilangekar, senior Congress leader from Latur in Marathwada region, was the state 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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