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NCP’s rural face RR Patil passes away

RR Patil who had been battling cancer for three months succumbed to the disease after a multiple organ failure.

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Former deputy chief minister and home minister of Maharashtra R R Patil died at a city hospital on Monday. In this file photo, R R Patil (centre) and Praful Patel (left) congratulates Chaggan Bhujbal (right). (Source: Express photo by Dilip Kagada)

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R R Patil died after battling cancer for three months. This file photo shows NCP Chief R R Patil (left) and Dy CM Chhaggan Bhujbal talking to media persons. (Source: Express photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)

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R R Patil's political career spawning over 25 years has been marked by both miles stones and controversies which he always handled confidently. (Source: Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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In this file photo R R Patil is seen at the iftar party organised by NCP at B J Medical College ground. (Source: Express Photo by Sandeep Daundkar)

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This file photo shows R R Patil addressing Media about Kasab's execution at Yerwada Jail in Pune at his resident Chittrakut, Malabar hill, Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Pradeep Kochrekar)

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A file photo shows R R Patil gears up for a helmet awareness drive in Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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In this file photo Deputy CM R R Patil (left) with former CM Vilasrao Deshmukh (right) aftre their successors were sworn in. (Source: Express photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)

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This file photo shows Vilasrao Deshmukh (left) and R R Patil (right) inspecting the location for a proposed 309 feet tall giant bronze statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the sea off Marine Drive in South Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Mahendra Parikh)

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R R Patil (centre) with actor Dharmendra (left) and Gulshan Grover (right) at annual police function Umang 2010 at Andheri Sports Complex. (Source: Express Photo by Dilip Kagda)

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In this photo Leader of Opposition in state Assembly Eknath Khadse (left) and R R Patil (right) visit the Aurther Road jail. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar

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In this photo R R Patil is seen in a sugarcane field at Anjani village near Sangli. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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A file photo shows R R Patil who was a candidate from western Maharashtra's Tasgaon Kavathemahankal constituency greet the farmers voters. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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In this file photo RR Patil is greeted by the farmers voters. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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A file photo of RR Patil with the farmers on their sugarcane filed at Anjani village near Sangli. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)