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Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi Passes Away at 86

Born on December 2, 1937, in Nandvi, Maharashtra, Joshi's political journey began in 1967 after a successful career as a teacher. Over the years, he became synonymous with the Shiv Sena, serving the party for over four decades.

February 23, 2024 : Former Maharashtra Chief Minister, Manohar Joshi, who served from 1995 to 1999, breathed his last at a Mumbai hospital early Friday morning. The 86-year-old leader had been battling age-related health issues, exacerbated since May 2023 by a brain hemorrhage. Joshi was admitted to the ICU of PD Hinduja Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday.

Political Legacy and Contributions

Manohar Joshi was a sturdy, figure in Maharashtra politics, notably as the first Chief Minister from the undivided Shiv Sena. His tenure, spanning from 1995 to 1999, marked a significant chapter in the state’s political landscape. Joshi’s leadership was characterized by his dedication to public service and his unwavering commitment to the welfare of Maharashtra’s citizens.

Born on December 2, 1937, in Nandvi, Maharashtra, Joshi’s political journey began in 1967 after a successful career as a teacher. Over the years, he became synonymous with the Shiv Sena, serving the party for over four decades. Joshi held various key positions within the party and the government, including Municipal Councilor, Mayor of Mumbai, and Chairman of the Standing Committee.

Funeral Arrangements and Tributes

Following his demise, Joshi’s body will be kept at his residence in Matunga, Mumbai, for people to pay their final respects. Later in the day, he will be accorded a funeral with full state honors at the iconic Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai.

Manohar Joshi’s passing has elicited an outpouring of tributes from across the political spectrum, with leaders expressing condolences and acknowledging his significant contributions to Maharashtra’s development.

Manohar Joshi’s legacy as a dedicated leader and public servant will be remembered fondly by the people of Maharashtra. His unwavering commitment to the betterment of society leaves behind a lasting imprint on the state’s political landscape. As Maharashtra mourns the loss of one of its eminent leaders, Manohar Joshi’s vision and dedication serve as a guiding light for future generations.

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