Patil is an Indian last name. It is predominantly used in the state of Maharashtra, Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh. Patil is the Maratha title giving head. The native language of Patils could be Marathi, Kannada and less commonly Telugu and Konkani.

The Mughals, Aadils and in the time of Shivaji Maharaj, Patil was the title given to a person who was granted a territory of land. The granted territory is usually referred to as the patilki or Watan. The patil was in effect the ruler of the territory, as he was entitled to the collected taxes. Many Patils were warriors in the Maratha army. Patil is lastname in Maratha(Land owners), Marathi Brahmins & people from Gujrath settled in North Maharashtra.

Among prominent Patils were the Royal Bhonsle (or Bhosle) family. Shivaji Maharaj's grandfather Maloji Bhosle was a patil of villages near Daund (in Pune). Other prominent Patils included the Royal Gaikwad family were patils of Lalvan in Malegaon Taluka, the Royal Shinde family were patils of village Kanherkhed in Satara), and most royal clans are Patils. So Maharashtra was and is currently dominated by Maratha Patils.

The term PolicePatil was used by the East india Company, but it is not related to the Watandar Patils that were granted territory by Shivaji Maharaj or Mughals and Aadils.

Some notable Patil's in alphabetic order:

*Vasantdada Patil, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra
*R R Patil, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra
*Dilip Walse-Patil, Maharashtra MLA, and current Energy Minister
*D Y Patil, Educator and politician
*VijaySinha Mohite-Patil, current Home Minister of India
*Shivraj Patil, current Home Minister of India
*Harshavardhan Patil, Current Minister from maharashtra state.
*Jayant Patil, Finance Minister of Maharashtra
*Rana JagjitSinha Patil, Minsister State of Maharashtra
*Balasaheb Vikhe-Patil, Ex. Minister of India
*Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra
*Nana Patil was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1957 from north Satara constituency on the ticket of Communist Party of India. He was the first to give a speech in Marathi on the floor of Parliament
*Pratibha Patil, President of India since July 25, 2007
*Sandeep Patil, Cricketer
*Smita Patil, actress
*Suhas Patil, founder of Cirrus Logic
*Veerendra Patil, former Chief Minister of Karnataka
*Vijay Patil, musician
*Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil,Educationist & Visionary
*Bandu Patil (January 1, 1936 – August 23, 1988), Olympic Gold medal Men's hockey 1964 - Tokyo

For the Harry Potter characters see:
*Padma Patil
*Parvati Patil

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