Four-time member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly and Maharashtra Ekikarn Samithi (MES) Leader B I Patil died due to age-related illness here on Sunday.
He was 75.
He was elected four times from the erstwhile Uchgaon constituency –1983, 1985, 1989 and 1994–he lost the election in 1999 at the hands of BJP candidate Manohar Kadolkar.
According to sources, he was a Wrestler and used to organise Wrestling competitions and encouraging rural sports. He maintained good relationships with Kannadigas and other community people.
Karnataka Minister for Water Resources Ramesh Jarkiholi condoled his death. (Agency)