Veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare, who was shot at earlier this week, died at a hospital here Friday night after he was airlifted for treatment to the city this evening from Kolhapur. He was 82.
Prominent anti-toll protester Pansare was shot at along with his wife in Kolhapur on Feb. 16 while they were taking a morning walk.
After undergoing surgery at a hospital in Kolhapur immediately after the shooting, Pansare was flown here this evening in an air ambulance arranged for by the Maharashtra government.
He was admitted to the Breach Candy hospital, where he succumbed during treatment, an official said.