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Birthday
16, 1957
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Feb 16, 2015 (57)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1957
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Feb 16, 2015 (57)

About

From 2003 until 2014, this Nationalist Congress Party leader served as Home Minister of India's Maharashtra state. Earlier in his career, he had held the office of Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Before Fame

After earning his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Shantiniketan College Sangli, he began his political career by serving in the Sangli Zillah Parishad. Soon thereafter, he was elected to Maharashtra's state legislative assembly.

Trivia

After making controversial comments that seemed to downplay the severity of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, he was forced to resign his office as Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Family Life

Raised in the Hindu faith, he spent his youth in Sangli, Maharashtra, India, and attained fluency in Hindi, Marathi, and English.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow prominent Maharashtra politician Ashok Chavan.