Brother of Pratibha Patil
G. N. Patil
Father of Pratibha Patil
Narayan Rao Patil
Husband/Spouse of Pratibha Patil
Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat
Favourite Actor(s) of Pratibha Patil
Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Aamir Khan, Dev Anand
Favourite Actresses of Pratibha Patil
Rekha, Priyanka Chopra, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan
Favourite Food(s) of Pratibha Patil
Maharashtrian Cuisines, Gujarati cuisines &
Favourite Singer(s) of Pratibha Patil
A. R Rahman, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Controversies of Pratibha Patil
She was accused of shielding her brother, G. N. Patil, in the 2005 Vishram Patil murder case. Wife of Vishram Patil said that Pratibha Patil had influenced the criminal investigation and G.N. Patil was involved in the murder of her husband as he got defeated by Vishram in the election for the President of the District Congress Committee of Jalgaon.
In another controversy, it was found that she allegedly used government expenses to build a retirement mansion on a 260,000 square feet (24,000 m2) plot of military land in Pune. In fact, as per the rules, the former president could either take a residence in government accommodation at Delhi or go back to their house in their home state. This action of her was considered unprecedented.
An RTI query filed by activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal revealed that she has packed over 150 gifts, which were received by her from foreign dignitaries and transported them to her hometown in Amravati, where it was supposed to display at a museum, Vidya Bharati Shaikshanik Mandal, which is run by her family. But according to the rule, those gifts are to be deposited with the official treasury of gifts, which maintains inventory. In action to query, Pranab Mukherjee's secretariat has taken steps wrote to Vidya Bharati Shaikshanik Mandal, asking it to return the gifts by June 2015.
In a rumoured news, Pratibha Patil, impressed Indira Gandhi that much by her cooking skills, that she gifted her the license to open Chit-Funds across Amravati, where her Family was being allegedly involved in siphoning off lakhs of rupees of poor farmers in the name of social security.
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