Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > PTI

Ex-finance minister Madhu Dandavate dead

November 12, 2005 21:04 IST
Last Updated: November 12, 2005 22:39 IST

Former Union finance minister Madhu Dandavate died Saturday at a private hospital in Mumbai after a protracted illness. He was 81.

Dandavate had been admitted to the hospital on October 19, family sources said.

Dandavate's son Uday was at his father's bedside when he breathed his last at around 2000 hours.

Dandavate's wife Pramila, a former member of Parliament, had died on January 1, 2002.

A gentle and erudite politician-scholar, Dandavate had served as Union finance minister in the National Front government under the prime ministership of V P Singh.

Earlier, he was the railway minister in the Janata Party government.

Dandavate is also credited with making the Konkan Railway a reality.

His body will be kept in the Janata Dal office in Mumbai on November 14 to enable party workers to pay their last respects to the departed leader.

Dandavate was associated with the Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue and headed the samiti formed to resolve the row after the death of socialist leader S M Joshi.

Dandavate won five Lok Sabha elections from Rajapur constituency in Konkan region.

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: Respectful farewell to the departed soul.

The late Professor Dandavate was a respectable politician and a much loved human being. May the giver of life grant him eternal rest. We pray ...

Posted by Dr. Cajetan Coelho

Sub: ExFm Shri Mandhi Dandavate dead

HI A great son of India, Shri Mandhu Dhandavate was a selfless leader without any corruption. Because of his sole efforts the dream of Konkan ...

Posted by Dr Thomas Mathai

Sub: Madhu Dandavate dead

I've heard the name Prof.Madhu Dandavate from my childhood, back in the days of Emergency and the Janata Party Government. I've almost never seen how ...

Posted by Seenu Subbu

Sub: Ex-FM Madhu Dandavate dead

The news that Professor ShriMadhu Dandavate is no more has come as a shock.For he had remained the honest and highest regardable person in politics. ...

Posted by D.Ganesan

Sub: Homage to Prof.Madhu Dandavate

Dear Rediff: The Nation lost a honest politician,Professor and above all a great humanist and true Gandhian in the passing away of Prof.Madhu Dandavate. Though ...

Posted by Dr.A.Jagadeesh



Copyright 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.