Maharashtra Cong leader, ex-Minister Tidke passes away
Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and former
Maharashtra Minister Narendra Tidke passed away here today
following a brief illness, his family said.
He was 91 and is survived by a son and daughter.
Uday Tidke, his son, told PTI that his father was
suffering from chest congestion and pneumonia and was admitted
to a private nursing home last week.
"He breathed his last at around 6 am," Uday said.
Tidke was President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress
Committee (MPCC) from 1972 to 1976.
He served under different Chief Ministers holding
portfolios like industries, labour and co-operation from 1961
Tidke was the Deputy Minister for Rural Development in
the first Maharashtra Cabinet headed by Y B Chavan in 1961.
Tidke and late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao were
batchmates at the Nagpur Law College.
He represented Saoner and Ramtek, both in Vidarbha,
in the Legislative Assembly.
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