Former MP from Khed Lok Sabha constituency in the district Kisanrao Bankhele died in a hospital here after prolonged illness.
78-year-old Bankhele, who breathed his last yesterday, was known for his simple lifestyle and easy rapport with the common man.
His poll campaign made news as he used a jeep donated by people, making small contributions to facilitate his travel in the constituency. He was also a three-term MLA in the state legislature winning the Assembly elections in 1972, 1980 and 1984.
Bankhele is survived by wife, three sons and a daughter.