Patankar ran a family business and lived close to Thackeray’s residence Matoshree in Mumbai.
Thackeray is married to Patankar’s daughter Rashmi, who is now the Editor of Shiv Sena’s mouthpieces Saamana and Marmik.
Member of Parliament (MP) and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Supriya Sule tweeted: “Deeply Saddened to hear to about the demise of Shri. Madhav Patankar – Father of Mrs. Rashmi Uddhav Thackeray. My Heartfelt Condolences. May He rest in peace. My Thoughts and Prayers with the Patankar and Thackeray Family.”
महाराष्ट्राचे मुख्यमंत्री उद्धवजी ठाकरे यांचे सासरे व रश्मी ठाकरे यांचे वडील माधव पाटणकर यांचे निधन झाले.त्यांच्या निधनामुळे पाटणकर व ठाकरे कुटुंबियांवर कोसळलेल्या दुःखात आम्ही सर्वजण सहभागी आहोत.भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली. @OfficeofUT
— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) June 15, 2020
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s National Executive Member Preeti Sharma Menon tweeted, “My condolences to @AUThackeray on the loss of his grandfather and to @OfficeofUT and Mrs Rashmi Thackeray. May Shri Madhav Patankar rest in peace.”
— Preeti Sharma Menon (@PreetiSMenon) June 15, 2020