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Former union minister Babagouda Patil dead

Former union minister Babagouda Patil dead
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1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530
Bengaluru, May 21 (PTI) Former union minister and

eminent farmer leader Babagouda Patil died a hospital here on

Friday, family sources said.

The 76-year old leader was undergoing treatment at the

KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital where he died, the sources

said.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and two

daughters.

Born on January 6, 1945 at Chikka Bagewadi in Belagavi

district, Patil did his BSc RL Science Institute in Belagavi.

He became an independent MLA from Kittur in 1989 and

he won the Lok Sabha election from Belgaum constituency on the

BJP ticket in 1998.

He then became the Minister of State for Rural

Development (independent charge) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee

government.

Mourning his death, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa

said Babagouda Patil was at the forefront of farmers'' struggle

who had won election from two assembly constituencies.

"He was one of the founder members of the Karnataka

Rajya Raitha Sangha who was always concerned about the farmers

and worked towards their well being. He had also served as the

union minister in the A B Vajpayee government," the Chief

Minister tweeted.

Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister

K S Eshwarappa said he was shocked to learn about the demise

of Patil.

"Patil had entered politics through peasant struggle.

He was one of the foremost farmer leaders in the country. May

his soul rest in peace," Eshwarappa tweeted.PTI COR GMS SS

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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