Balasaheb Vikhe Patil
Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : Social Work
Location : Ahmadnagar, Maharashtra, India
Eknathrao alias Balasaheb Vikhe Patil popularly known as Balasaheb Vikhe Patil was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He was born on 10 April 1932 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. He represented the Kopargaon constituency of Maharashtra and is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He is eldest son of Padmashree Vithalrao Vikhe Patil, who started Asia's first co-operative sugar factory at Loni in Maharashtra. Balasaheb is awarded with prestigious civilian award Padma Bhushan on 31 March 2010 for his outstanding work in the field of Social Work.