IN PHOTOS: Maharashtra leaders visit Shiv Sena veteran Manohar Joshi's residence to pay last respects

Maharashtra leaders, including Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the residence of Manohar Joshi to pay their homage to the veteran leader. Pics/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

Updated On: 2024-02-23 07:57 PM IST

Compiled by : Devashri Bhujbal

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and veteran Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi passed away in wee hours of Friday, February 23 at the age of 86

The former Lok Sabha Speaker, Manohar Joshi was admitted to PD Hinduja Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on February 21 and breathed his last at the private medical facility

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and MLA Aaditya Thackeray, along with his mother Rashmi Thackeray also visited Manohar Joshi's residence to pay their homage

Joshi's family informed the media that he passed away on Friday morning at 3am following prolonged age related health issues and his last rites will be conducted at the Shivaji Park cremotoriurm at 3 pm on Friday

Prior to the his funeral, Manohar Joshi was brought to his residence on Friday afternoon at Matunga in Mumbai for last respects

Joshi was the Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1995 to 1999 and Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2002 to 2004. He was also a Member of Rajya Sabha from 2006 to 2012, and Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises from 1999 to 2002

Several Shiv Sena workers gathered outside his residence to pay tributes to their leader. Police personnel are also deployed

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Joshi’s contribution to society, politics and the field of education was immense. Be it personal life or public life, he was a disciplinarian," Fadnavis said paying his tribute to the veteran leader

“With the demise of Shiv Sena's senior leader, former Chief Minister Manohar Joshi, the cultured leader who fought for the just rights of Marathi people has passed away. His death has caused a great loss to the political, social and education sector of Maharashtra," Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said paying his tribute

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