Condolences poured for ex-Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar and called him a "stalwart of Maharashtra politics"."Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar was a stalwart of Maharashtra politics. He served the state diligently, especially working for the welfare of farmers and the poor. Anguished by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.Meanwhile, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari also expressed grief over the ex-chief minister's death.In a condolence message, the Governor wrote: "Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar remained a popular man of the masses; having spent all his life in the service of the people of the state, especially the rural poor and farmers. As a distinguished member of Maharashtra State Legislature for several terms and later as Chief Minister, he made invaluable contributions to the progress and development of the State."