Former Minister Ramu Patel passes away

Former Maharashtra Minister and tribal leader Ramu Patel passed away here today due to old age related ailments, family sources said.

Updated: Dec 25, 2009, 21:33 PM IST

Amravati: Former Maharashtra Minister and
tribal leader Ramu Patel passed away here today due to old age
related ailments, family sources said.

He was ill since the last few days and admitted to a
private hospital here where he died this afternoon.

Patel was 75 and leaves behind four sons.

Patel represented the tribals of Dharni Assembly
constituency for two consecutive terms from 1985 to 1995.

In 1985, he was elected unopposed while in 1990, he
won the election defeating Rajkumar Patel of BJP.

The popular tribal leader was Minister of State for
Forests in the Sudhakarrao Naik Ministry of the Congress.

Patel had settled in Amravati and resided in Congress
Nagar locality. He will be cremated tomorrow at Dharni.

PTI