Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil is a leader of Indian National Congress party and a former chief minister of Maharashtra.
He was chief minister from June 1985 to March 1986. He had to resign when the Bombay High Court passed strictures against him after his daughterâ€™s marks in the MD exams were found to have been fudged. His rule was the briefest of all chief ministers (apart from caretaker chief minister P K Sawant).
Nilangekar founded the Maharashtra Education Trust which runs a number of colleges in Nilanga. Some of them are Maharashtra Pharmacy College, Nilanga, Maharashtra College of Engineering at Nilanga.
His interests include reading, classical music, volleyball and table tennis. He is known as one of clean personality of Maharashtra Politics. He was born in Nilanaga , a town in Maharashtra.