Rajesh Pravakar Patil

Rajesh Pravakar Patil

Biography

Patil, a 2005-batch IAS officer and now District Magistrate of Mayurbhanj, used to sell “fresh breads” during his early schooldays to earn at least `3 day to meet his study expenses. The agonizing struggle of the young IAS officer is described in details in the latest book written by him “Maa, I’ve become a Collector!” Patil was Collector of Koraput and Kandhamal before manning another tribal district, Mayurbhanj.

Published by Unicorn Books, New Delhi, the book was earlier translated into Odia. Born to a poor farmer family of an interior village in Maharashtra, Patil struggled hard in his life to become get into the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), reveals the book.