Ex Maharashtra Chief Minister Dies At 86

Manohar Joshi died at a Mumbai hospital...

On Friday, 23 February 2024, Former Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi died at a Mumbai hospital, two days after he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was 86 years old.

The funeral of Mr. Joshi will be held at the Shivaji Park crematorium in Mumbai.

On Wednesday, Mr. Joshi was admitted to the PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai.

"Manohar Joshi, Ex-CM of Maharashtra, was admitted at PD Hinduja Hospital on 21st February 2024. He suffered a cardiac event and is severely ill. He is currently in the ICU under observation and receiving the best of medical care," the hospital said in a statement on Thursday.

He served as Maharashtra's chief minister from 1995 to 1999 and was the first leader from the Shiv Sena to occupy the top position in the state.

Manohar Joshi was also elected as an MP and was the Lok Sabha Speaker from 2002 to 2004.

Born in Nandvi in the Raigad district of Maharashtra on December 2, 1937, Mr Joshi was educated in Mumbai.

He was married to Anagha Manohar Joshi, who died in 2020 at the age of 75. He is survived by a son and two daughters.

Manohar Joshi began his career as a teacher and entered politics in 1967. He was linked with the Shiv Sena for 40 years

Edited By: Arusha Farooq

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