- Man Me Hai Vishwaas – Marathi Version (Released in 2016)
Personal Life :
Vishwas Nangare Patil, one of Maharashtra’s most popular decorated IPS officers was born in a small village near Kolhapur in 1973.
His parents were not very well educated – his father Narayan Nangare Patil had completed his education till the 4th standard & his mother till the 2nd standard.
Education and UPSC :
In his childhood, he was a good student and scored 88 percent marks in the SSC exam.
For his 12th standard, he took the Science stream but later opted for Arts for graduation. During this period, he decided to apply for UPSC exams.
After being selected for IPS at a young age of 25, he was posted in Dhule, Nanded, Aurangabad and many other cities in Maharashtra. After being selected for IPS, he continued his love of education and garnered many additional educational qualifications like MBA (Police Management) and LLB
As of 2016, he was holding the current position of Special Inspector General (IG) of Aurangabad.
Brave Role in countering 26/11 Mumbai Attacks :
Patil was DCP (Zone 1) in Mumbai during this period.
Immediately after realizing that firing happened at the Taj hotel, he did not lose a single moment. At 9:40 PM the terrorists had entered, and by 9:51 within 11 minutes of the attack, Patil and his bodyguard entered the Taj building to start their search. They threw away their phones to ensure that calls from family and friends don’t deter their resolution.
At the start, there was a wedding party happening in the ‘Crystal’ hall of the building. There were 400-500 people there. Due to their quick action, terrorists were unable to enter the venue, potentially saving the lives of hundreds of people.
During the whole time, Nangare Patil’s family had no idea about his well-being and they had already started preparing for his funeral at his native place seeing the deaths of officers like Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and others.
At 4.30 AM on the next day, another IPS officer listened to his voice on the wireless and communicated to his family about his safety. Around 7.00 AM he returned home after the NSG commandos took control of the rescue operation.
He was awarded a President’s medal (shaurya padak) for his role during this gun-battle.
Life Outside Work :
In an interview, he mentioned his love for staying fit, setting high goals, and working hard to achieving them. He is also quite popular on social media and YouTube and many of his speeches are very motivational for the youth. He has also written a book titled Man Me Hai Vishwaas in Marathi.
It is an autobiography and has received a great response from Marathi readers.
Hobbies : Reading books, watching movies and maintaining his fitness regime.His Height is 5 ft 9 inches. In an interview, he has mentioned that he has a strict fitness regime for the last 20+ years, and he has maintained his weight around 73 to 75 kg. He has even run a half marathon.