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Who is Pravin Mahajan?

Syed Firdaus Ashraf in Mumbai | April 22, 2006 11:33 IST
Last Updated: April 22, 2006 17:04 IST

On Saturday morning Pravin Mahajan, who always preferred to stay away from media glare made it to the news for all the wrong reasons. Between 0700 and 0800, he pumped four bullets into his elder sibling and former Union minister Pramod Mahajan over some property dispute.

While Pramod was shifted to the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai in a critical condition, Pravin surrendered to the Worli police and confessed to his crime.

In his late 40s, Pravin, youngest ofthe three brothersis a reclusive man. He hardly ever participated in Mahajan family functions.

Pramod Mahajan shot at by brother

While Pramod is Venkatesh Mahajan's eldest child, the second son Prakash is settled in Aurangabad. Pramod Mahajan also has two sisters Pradnya who is married to former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Gopinath Munde and Pratibha.

Praveen used to run a small construction business in the extended suburb of Mumbai in Thane and was constantly supported by Pramod Mahajan in his ventures.

In fact, Pramod was like a father figure to him. On Saturday morning, when he met Pramod Mahajan at his plush Worli residence, he apparently got into a verbal tiff with him. In anger he fired four shots, one of which hit Pramod in the chest and at least two his stomach.

Pravin owns a Brownie pistol, which is licensed in Thane, where he stays with wife Sarangi and two children - a son and a daughter.

Pravin, whose family belongs to a village near Ambejogai town in Beed district, was brought up by Pramod in Mumbai, where he completed his graduation in science.

Since Pravin was not well-off, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader had reportedly purchased an apartment for him in the Naupada area of Thane 10 years ago, sources said.

Thane police have tightened security outside Jinja apartments, where Pravin stayed, to prevent any flare-up.

Meanwhile, Sarangi, wife of Pravin, has closeted herself with the children and the only relatives present in the apartment are Pravin's brother-in-law and family, who have recently arrived from Nagpur.

Additional inputs: PTI

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Sub: comment on Pramod Mahajan's murder

Pravin is basically a criminal, perhaps Pramod knew this hence didnt support him.Pravin wanted to used Pramod,which he couldnt consequently he killed his brother. Pravin's ...

Posted by Rajkumar Sharma

Sub: Great Loss to BJP

Pramod Mahajan is certainly among those who have made a name for themselves through their radical thinking and innovative means of promoting a cause. This ...

Posted by K. Jayaprakashsingh

Sub: Oh Almighty, Bless on Pramod Ji

The shooting incedent was very bad and everyone should condemn the shooting . Pramod ji is a very good leader not only of BJP but ...

Posted by Biswambar Pradhan

Sub: The Motive

We abhor the cheek of pravin's lawyer when he kept using the word "bechara pravin" on tv as he urged everyone to consider his client's ...

Posted by v.s.shirali

Sub: Promod Mahajan been shot by brother

An elder brother can never become a father to his younger brother. If this is not true why does younger brother always feel that the ...

Posted by Inderjeet Minhas



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