Union Minister of Science and Technology, and Earth Sciences Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was suffering from a serious liver ailment, died at a Chennai hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Deshmukh is survived by his wife Vaishali Deshmukh and three sons.
Deshmukh was admitted to Chennai’s Global Hospitals on August 6 and the doctors had been planning to retrieve the liver from a donor at the hospital for him.
Reacting to the news, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said, “He has a great amount of following within the Congress. There were signs of improvement on and off. We were hopeful that his health would improve.”
Vilasrao Deshmukh was admitted to Chennai’s Global Hospitals on August 6 and the doctors had been planning to retrieve the liver from a donor
The 67-year-old former Maharashtra chief minister had shown signs of improvement and had been on and off the ventilator before being prepared for a transplant.
Deshmukh had been shifted to Chennai from Mumbai in an air ambulance in a critical condition.
Born on May 26, 1945 at Babhalgaon in Latur district of Maharashtra, he was the tallest Maratha leader in the Congress party.
A look at Vilasrao Deshmukh’s efficient career
* Deshmukh was born in May 26, 1945 in Babhalgaon, Latur.
* From 1999 to 2003, he served as the chief minister of Maharashtra and from 2004 to 2008 he continued the same.
* On July 12, 2011, Vilasrao took over as the minister of science and technology and minister of earth sciences.