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Shivraj Vishwanath Patil (born October 12, 1935) is an Indian politician and current state Punjab governor and the Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh. Previously, he had been the Speaker of the 11th Lok Sabha and served the Manmohan Singh cabinet as the Union Minister of Home Affairs. He also served the Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi cabinets as the defence minister during the 1980s. He resigned from the post of Home-Minister on November 30, 2008, following widespread criticism raised after terrorist attacks on Mumbai. He resigned taking the moral responsibility for the attacks.