Maharashtra: Ex-Union minister Manikrao Gavit dies at 87

Gavit is survived by his daughter former MLA Nirmala Gavit and son Bharat

AgenciesUpdated: Sunday, September 18, 2022, 09:02 AM IST
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Manikrao Gavit | Twitter/@DrMungekar

Mumbai: Former Union minister and Congress leader Manikrao Gavit died of old age at a hospital in Nashik on Saturday, sources said. Gavit was 87, and is survived by his daughter former MLA Nirmala Gavit and son Bharat.

A nine-time Lok Sabha MP, Gavit represented the tribal-dominated Nandurbar constituency from 1980 to 2009, and lost the election in 2014. Gavit served as the Union minister of state home in the Manmohan Singh government in 2004 and minister of state social justice in 2013

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