Dr. Vasantdada Patil (Former Chief Minister Maharashtra)
Vasantdada Patil (November 13, 1917 - March 1, 1989) was an Indian politician from Sangli, Maharashtra. He was known as the first modern Maratha strongman and first mass leader in Maharashtras politics.He was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra from May 17, 1977 to July 18, 1978 and again from February 2, 1983 to June 1, 1985. He also served as Governor of Rajasthan from 1985 to 1987.Born on 13th Nov 1917 at Padmale 3 km (2 miles) from Sangli, his native village. He studied up to the vernacular final. Then he took interest in his farm. He worked there and faced many problems.
He took part in freedom struggle. In 1942, Mahatma Gandhi started the Satyagraha movement. Vinoba Bhave was the first satyagrahi from Tasgaon Vasantdada. For this he was jailed by the British government. In jail, he came under the influence of people like Babasaheb Kher, Sardar Patel and others.He was also influenced by Netaji Subhashchandra Bose and he believed that only satyagraha, morchas or peoples movements would not get freedom. So he looted railways, merchants, got guns and revolvers from Goa. Many criminal cases were filled against him. The British govt. declared a prize of Rs.1000 for him. He tried to escape from the jail but was badly injured. He was then sentenced to 13 years imprisonment.
On 25 April 1946 he was released and was welcomed by Sangli people. After independence he started working on farmers problems. He established a Market Committee in 1951, with the main intention of giving proper prices to agriculture products. In 1958, he started the largest Co-operative Sugar factory on 90 acres (360,000 m2) of land. In 1960, he started an Industrial Society on 135 acres (0.55 km2) land. ITI were started to give technical training to youth. He made efforts to increase irrigation in Sangli. In 1960 he became the Chief promoter of Groundnut Processors Co-operative Society.
Mr. Prakash Bapu Patil (Former MLA Loksabha)
Mr Prakashbapu Patil is son of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Vasantdada Patil. He was the five times MLA in Indian Parliament. In his political career he was preferred several posts in Central Government and state Government. He has excellent political view. In his Political period he starts and completes lots of social and business projects which one now develops in huge manner.
He was former President of Vasantdada Co-operative Suger Mill , Sahyadri Motors Pvt. Ltd and Vasat Dhoodh Sangh With his professional and devoted business views he promote Sahyadri which is now develops in enormous way.