BJP MP Girish Bapat passes away at 72; breathed his last in Pune hospital

BJP MP Girish Bapat passes away at 72; breathed his last in Pune hospital

MP Girish Bapat had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital and was put on life support. The hospital issued a press statement confirming the same.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 01:06 PM IST
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Bharatiya Janata Party MP Girish Bapat passed away on March 29. He had been keeping unwell. He was admitted to Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune and had been under treatment for quite few days.

According to a local report, Bapat had participated in campaigning ahead of Kasba Peth bye-elections despite being unwell.

President of Pune Unit of the saffron party said that Bapat will be cremated at 7 pm today at Vaikunth Crematorium.

MP Girish Bapat had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital and was put on life support. The hospital issued a press statement confirming the same.

"Mr. Girish Bapat, Honorable Member of Parliament, Pune is admitted in the ICU at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital Pune. He is critically ill and presently on life support treatment. A team of doctors is monitoring him very closely," the hospital statement read.

According to the local reports, Girish Bapat has been sick for a while now and was undergoing treatment at his home. However, on Wednesday his condition deteriorated. Following that he was admitted to the hospital.

Who is Girish Bapat?

Girish Bapar, born on September 3, 1950, was a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha. He was elected from Pune in 2019 General Assembly Polls as BJP leader.

Bapat has served as Minister for Food, Civil Supplied and Consumer Protection, Food and Drugs Administration and Parliamentary Affairs in Maharashtra government.

Bapat was a elected from Kasba Peth Constituency to the Vidhan Sabha in five consecutive polls from 1995.

Condolences pour in

Many politicians from the BJP, NCP and others consoled Bapat's death.

"My colleague in Lok Sabha and MP from Pune Lok Sabha constituency Girish Bapat passed away. This is unfortunate news. He was elected as an MLA from Pune five times in a row. He also had the opportunity to work in the state cabinet for some time. With his passing away, an amiable leader has passed away. A heartfelt tribute."

"Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of MP Shri Girish Bapat ji. He was a fighter & peopleโ€™s leader. In his political career spanning four decades, he always worked for the issues of Punekars and working class. My Heartfelt condolences to his family & followers. Om Shanti," NCP leader Praful Patel wrote.

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