Ganpatrao Deshmukh, a former Maharashtra MLA, died on Friday at the age of 94

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By: Priyanka Sikdar

Last Update: 2021-07-31 10:07:55 IST

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Ganpatrao Deshmukh, a former MLA and prominent leader of the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP), died on Friday in Solapur after a long illness. He was 94 years old at the time.

Ganpatrao Deshmukh, a former Maharashtra MLA, died on Friday at the age of 94.

Ganpatrao Deshmukh, a former MLA and prominent leader of the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP), died on Friday in Solapur after a long illness. He was 94 years old at the time.

Deshmukh, was taken to the hospital for the last 15 days and died of old age-related diseases, according to sources. He was being treated for gall bladder stones and had recently undergone surgery.

Ganpatrao Deshmukh was initially elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1962 and has won 11 elections since then, with the exception of 1972 and 1995. He first served as a minister in the Sharad Pawar-led Progressive Democratic Front administration in 1978, and then again in 1999, when the PWP backed Vilasrao Deshmukh’s Congress-Nationalist Congress Party cabinet.

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