UNION MINISTER VILASRAO DESHMUKH DIES IN CHENNAI

Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 and is filed under National News, News Headline. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

 

VILASRAO DESHMUKH WITH PRIME MINISTER MANMOHAN SINGH

Union Minister and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away at the Global Hospital in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 67.
Deshmukh, who was put on life-support systems, was undergoing treatment for serious liver ailment.

Deshmukh, who previously held the posts of minister of rural development and minister of  panchayati raj and minister of heavy industries and public enterprises, was a Maratha leader from Latur, Maharashtra.

Deshmukh was the chief minister of Maharashtra twice, from 1999 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2008.

He was earlier undergoing treatment at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai for about a week and had to be shifted to Global hospital, a super-speciality hospital in Chennai due to deterioration in his condition.

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