Recent picture of Maharashtra leader Chhagan Bhujbal goes viral

In the photo that has gone viral, the former deputy CM looks a far cry from his erstwhile dashing self.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 25, 2016 6:56 pm
chhagan bhujbal main_759 The recent picture shows the vulnerable side of a person otherwise known for his dynamism — which is probably why it’s elicited such shocked reactions. [Source: Express Photo by Pradip Das (left)]

A photograph of NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal has gone viral because of the stark change in his appearance. The former deputy CM of Maharashtra is seen sitting on a wheelchair, while reportedly waiting for a CT scan at the St George’s Hospital in Mumbai.

Bhujbal, who is one of the state’s richest and powerful politicians, was arrested in a corruption case over a month ago, but had been admitted in the hospital since the past week when he complained of a toothache. According to media reports, the 68-year-old was supposed to be taken to a dental hospital but was sent to St George’s instead, where he complained of a chest pain.

A diabetic, who also suffers from high blood pressure, Bhujbal is a far cry from his previously robust self, and looks very frail, dishevelled, slumped in a wheel chair and dressed in a crumpled white shirt and trousers, in the image that is currently doing the rounds on the Internet. He is said to have lost around 10kg since his arrest on March 14.

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The Nationalist Congress Party leader, who would otherwise always be seen sporting a dashing muffler (despite the high Mumbai temperature), had a reputation for being an outspoken, daredevil and fearless leader. During his political career, he had served as Minister of Home Affairs and Public Works in the state. The recent picture shows the vulnerable side of a person otherwise known for his dynamism — which is probably why it’s elicited such shocked reactions.

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  1. Archana Das
    Apr 26, 2016 at 2:49 am
    Wish the same for Mulyam , Pawars and Sule, Laloo, Badals, Karunas, Jaylalita, and list is long
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      Vsn
      Apr 25, 2016 at 2:42 pm
      Leaving him out he would become the handsomest young person again. These dirty corrupt politicians are biggest actors too. I wish such politicians are hanged without mercy. These guys are more dangerouslt;br/gt; than the terrorists as they destroy the w potion of a state due to their greed and pion for their children.
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        Aquil Ahmer-an
        Apr 26, 2016 at 3:25 am
        This is not about Mr Bhujbal, actually it's applicable to all of us. It' a lesson to be learnt. As the saying goes " as you sow, so you reap. " All Mighty is watching us.
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          dfdf
          Apr 26, 2016 at 7:53 am
          .. he has sown .. and his childern will reap .. even if he is convicted .. the money looted will still remain with him.. so his childern has enjo till date .. and will keep on njoyin ..
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            dfdf
            Apr 26, 2016 at 7:52 am
            that mufler and that dynamism was aquired qith public money .. my money .. your money. So nothing to boost abt it .. even the writer of this article and readers can achieve that dynamism by corrupt means.
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