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Politicians pay tributes to Cong veteran Shivajirao Deshmukh

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Condolences poured in for veteran and former of Legislative Council, who died in a city hospital Monday due to

Devendra Fadnavis, state and other leaders have expressed grief over demise of Deshmukh, 84.

Chavan and were among the party leaders who visited to pay homage to

In his condolence message, Fadnavis said has lost a senior Parliamentarian in the form of

"Commitment of Deshmukh, who began his political career as a member, towards public cause through local governing agencies was remarkable," the said.

The CM hailed Deshmukh for his role in ushering in development in hilly pockets in the state, and his innings as a of various departments in erstwhile governments of

"His performance as the of the legislative council will always be remembered," he said.

Congress said the the departed leader had played a big role in ensuring communal harmony.

"It is a big loss for the party," the former state minister said.

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde of NCP also expressed grief over the death of Deshmukh.

"We have lost a personality who was connected with rural and worked hard for the development of farmers," he said.

Deshmukh had been facing several health issues since the last few months, following which he was admitted in Bombay Hospital for treatment. He breathed his last this evening.

He was on for the last couple of years, a source in his family said.

His last rites will be performed at his hometown Shirala in Sangli district Tuesday.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 21:15 IST
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