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Shrikant Jichkar killed in road accident

June 02, 2004 20:14 IST
Last Updated: June 02, 2004 21:58 IST

Former Congress Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Dr Shrikant Jichkar was killed when his car collided with a bus on Wednesday evening near Kondhali, about 60 kilometres from Nagpur, family sources said.

He along with his relative Dr Shriram Dhawad and driver was returning to city from his farmhouse on Amravati road when their car collided with a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus, the sources said.

Jichkar sustained multiple injuries and was rushed to a private nursing home where he succumbed to his wounds.

On receiving information, his family members and close friends, including MPCC general secretary Avinash Pande rushed to the hospital.

Jichkar (47), who had contested the just-concluded Lok Sabha election from Ramtek constituency, was a member of Rajya Sabha from 1992 to 1998.

Maharshtra BJP unit chief Gopinath Munde condoled the demise of Jichkar. "Despite holding several degrees, Jichkar was a humble person. He was a perfect blend of studious social worker and a politician," Munde said in his condolence message in Mumbai.

Jichkar had recently agreed to work on 'Marathi Vishwakosh', Munde noted. Jichkar is survived by his wife Rajashree, daughter Maitrayee and son Yagyawalkya. His mortal remains will be cremated on Thursday, sources said.

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