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Shiv Sena leader Pramod Navalkar dead

November 20, 2007 20:59 IST
Last Updated: November 20, 2007 21:38 IST

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Senior Shiv Sena leader and former minister Pramod Navalkar died on Tuesday following a heart attack, party sources said.

Navalkar, 75, was a veteran journalist and columnist and had written nearly 50 books.

He was a minister in the Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra in 1995-99.

Navalkar was resting at his house when he complained of chest pain, which proved to be a heart attack.

He is survived by his wife and a daughter. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, party sources said.

Navalkar was a high profile minister for cultural affairs in the Sena-BJP government and was also regarded as a prominent moral policeman.

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