Former Maharashtra minister Gedam passes away

Former Maharashtra minister and veteran freedom fighter Shankarrao Gedam passed away here, family sources said.

Nagpur: Former Maharashtra minister and veteran freedom fighter Shankarrao Gedam passed away here, family sources said.

He was 95.

Gedam, who was a staunch protagonist of a separate Vidarbha state, died at his home in the city last night.

A qualified lawyer, Gedam had represented Katol Assembly seat in Nagpur four times - in 1952, 1957, 1962 and 1972.

He was minister for food and civil supplies in the Vasantrao Naik Cabinet in 1975-76 and public works minister in Vasantdada Patil Cabinet in 1977-78.

Gedam is survived by two sons and as many daughters.

His last rites were performed here today.

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