Born into a simple farmer’s family in Loni, Ahmednagar in 1901
Organized the farmers of 44 villages in and around Pravaranagar by 1948.
He established Asia’s first Co-operative Sugar Factory which was started in 1949.
He raised awareness amongst the small peasants and rural poor, through spread of technical and non-technical education
Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune, is a Public Trust registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 with registration No. E - 672 (Pune), was established in 1980 in memory of Padmashree Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil
Established Pravara Rural Hospital in 1972, which has emerged as an ultra modern, 750 bedded well equipped hospital with expert doctors. The hospital undertakes comprehensive community health care of the villages and provides health services at affordable rates, now the help of superspeciality
The institution has been serving the underserved tribals and people of 500 villages at their doorsteps through various innovative programmes and empowerment of Female Health Volunteers
All our schools are working towards creating health awareness amongst our Staff and Children. Healthy, nutritious food is served in all our schools. International collaboration with a Swedish School, Alvboda Friskola is working towards improving the health of all the staff of Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation.