Former K’taka minister MY Ghorpade passes away

Former Karnataka minister MY Ghorpade passed away at a private hospital in Bangalore on Saturday following a brief illness.

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2011, 19:00 PM IST

Bellary: Sandur Royal family scion and
former Karnataka minister MY Ghorpade passed away at a
private hospital in Bangalore on Saturday following a brief illness.

Ghorpade, who also an acclaimed wild life photographer,
was 80.

He is survived by wife, three sons and a daughter.

Ghorpade, a seven time MLA and also a Lok Sabha member
from Raichur, had served as minister for Finance, Rural
Development and Panchayat Raj.

Ghorpade`s body is being taken to his home town Sandur
in Bellary district for the last rites, Congress party
sources said.

PTI