Mumbai: Senior NCP leader and former Maharashtra minister Arjun Tulshiram Pawar passed away here on Wednesday after prolonged illness.
Pawar, 80, was under treatment at the Bombay Hospital where he breathed his last today, NCP sources said.
The leader, who had for many years represented Kalwan, a constituency reserved for Scheduled Tribes in Nashik district, lost the 2014 state Assembly election.
He was the minister of state for tribal welfare in the Congress-NCP government led by Vilasrao Deshmukh in 1999.
NCP president Sharad Pawar visited the Bombay Hospital today to pay his last respects to the leader.
The mortal remains of the departed leader will be taken to Nashik for cremation tomorrow, sources said.