Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh Passes Away in Chennai
Deshmukh, who was put on life-support systems, was undergoing treatment for serious liver ailment.
Vilasrao Deshmukh, who previously held the posts of Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj and Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, was a Maratha leader from Latur, Maharashtra.
Deshmukh was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra twice, from 1999 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2008.
He was earlier undergoing treatment at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai for about a week and had to be shifted to Global hospital, a super-speciality hospital in Chennai due to deterioration in his condition.