Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s father-in-law and Saamana editor Rashmi Thackeray’s father, Madhav Patankar, passed away on Sunday after prolonged illness. He was 79.
The last rites were performed on Monday morning, sources in Shiv Sena said.
According to a Sena leader, Patankar was suffering from various health issues, including kidney ailment. He was hospitalized in Criticare hospital in Andheri.
Prior to that, he was admitted in Bombay Hospital and Hinduja hospital, the leader added.
Patankar ran a family business of chemical production and lived closed to Thackeray’s residence Matoshree in Bandra (East).
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari conveyed his condolences to the chief minister, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.
NCP MP Supriya Sule tweeted: “Deeply saddened to hear to about the demise of Shri Madhav Patankar – father of Mrs. Rashmi Uddhav Thackeray. My heartfelt condolences. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers with the Patankar and Thackeray family.”
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