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Patangrao Kadam cremated with state honours

Press Trust of India  |  Sangli (Maha) 

Senior and former was today cremated with full state honours at village in the district.

Kadam died last night at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for renal dysfuntion. He was 74.

Chief Devendra and other political leaders attended the cremation.

From Mumbai, Kadam's mortal remains were taken to Pune earlier in the day. His body was kept at his residence for some time. Around 4 pm, the body was flown to his birthplace Sonsal village by helicopter and was cremated in

Kadam was born in a lower-middle class family in Sonsal of district, Western Maharashtra, on January 8, 1944.

He was elected to the state Assembly four times from Palus-constituency in district.

He founded the Deemed University, an educational empire which is spread across the state, and also set up cooperative ginning mills and sugar mills in western

He held key portfolios such as cooperation, forest, relief & rehabilitation, education and industry under -led governments during his decades-long political career.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 22:15 IST