Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and father of actress Smita Patil, Shivajirao Patil, passed away here today after a brief illness.
He was 92.
Patil was a former MP and also a former member of the Maharashtra Legislature and the state cabinet. Patil was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2013.
He was a member of the Maharashtra ministries headed by Vasantrao Naik, Shankarrao Chavan and Vasantdada Patil.
Patil was a member of the Rajya Sabha during 1992-98, an MLC from 1960 to 67 and an MLA for three consecutive terms from 1967 to 1980.