Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party leader R R Patil, passed away on Monday.
Patil was undergoing treatment for oral cancer.
Patil, the prominent NCP leader from Sangli in western Maharashtra, was operated last December at Breach Candy Hospital and was undergoing treatment at Lilavati Hospital.
Patil has held important portfolios like Deputy CM and Home Minister for Maharashtra.
The NCP leader, a six-term MLA from Tasgaon in Sangli district, is survived by his mother, wife, and two daughters.
Admired for his clean image and easy accessibility, Patil was among the top rung leaders of NCP.
His mortal remains will be kept at state NCP headquarters at Nariman Point for two hours from 6 pm for people to pay their last respects, party sources said.
The last rites of the departed leader will be performed at his native Anjani village at 1 pm tomorrow, they said.
Patil had undergone a surgery for oral cancer at Breach Candy Hospital last December.
Fondly called ‘Aaba’ in political circles, he was considered very close to NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
(With PTI Inputs)