Shri B. M. Patil was truly a gentleman. He was loved by people of all classes and sections and communities. He was everyone’s friend and nobody’s foe because he loved everyone around him. All through his long public career, he remained untainted by corruption and narrow ‘isms’ like casteism and communalism; maintained a high moral probity and pristine purity of personal life which was as immaculate as the Khadi he wore.
Shri B. M. Patil strongly believed in the dicta service-before-self, charity to all and malice to none. He utilised his political power and influence for the good and welfare of the whole society. That was the reason why he was friends with even his political opponents.
Shri B. M. Patil acted as a bridge between Hindus and Muslims. He believed in inter-community relationship, peace and harmony. He solved a number of problems of the Muslim community. Vijayapur has fostered, developed and sheltered noble traditions and arts and literary compositions. Vijayapur is one of the very few places that are known for the happy synthesis of different cultures and traditions. As Sikandar-Shah of the 17th century, the last ruler of the Bijapur Sultanate, was known as a friend of Hindus, so Shri B. M. Patil was known for his tolerance and sympathy towards the members of other faiths.
The people of Vijayapur remain forever indebted to Shri B. M. Patil for the welfare measures he undertook and accomplished for them. He was the man behind the development of a fully-equipped seven-hundred bedded hospital with all the necessary facilities, the water barrage near Kolhar for water supply from the Krishna River, the underground sewage pipe line and the famous Sainik School.