Former Mayor of Mumbai and senior Shiv Sena (UBT) leader, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, passed away on Tuesday, around 2 am after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. He was 63 years old.
Mahadeshwar had been unwell for a few days and had recently returned to Mumbai from Kankavli village. The news of his demise came as a shock to many in the political fraternity.
Mahadeshwar's Contribution to Politics
Mahadeshwar had a long and illustrious career in politics. A three times corporator, Mahadeshwar was the city mayor from 2017-2019. Besides being a member of the BMC's standing committee, he had served as the chairman of the education Committee. In 2019, he contested the assembly election from the Bandra East seat but lost to Mumbai Congress Youth President Zeeshan Siddique. He had a keen interest in education and was the President of the Education Committee.
Mahadeshwar's Demise - A Huge Loss for Shiv Sena
Mahadeshwar's sudden demise has come as a huge loss to the Shiv Sena party. Party Chief Uddhav Thackeray and other senior leaders of the party will be present during his last rites. His mortal remains will be kept at Rajaram Mohan Roy High School in Santacruz East for people to pay their last respects. The funeral procession will start at 4 pm and move towards the Teachers Colony crematorium.
Mahadeshwar's early life and contributions
Born in the Kusabe village in Sindhudurg district, Mahadeshwar faced financial hardships in his childhood. A graduate from the Ruia College, he aspired to be a sports teacher so he went on to secure B.Ed (sports) from the Bhartiya Krida Mandal , Wadala, and started working in the Multipurpose Technical High School and Junior college as English and PT teacher. He joined the undivided Shiv Sena after being impressed by the speeches of late Bal Thackeray. A staunch Shiv Sainik, he was considered a confidante of Uddhav Thackeray and Anil Parab. Recently, he took part in the former chief minister's rally in Raigad.
Mahadeshwar's death has left a void in the Shiv Sena party, and his contributions to the party and the city of Mumbai will always be remembered. He was instrumental in several developmental projects and initiatives during his tenure as the Mayor of Mumbai. He was a true leader who always worked towards the betterment of the people and the city.
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