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Thursday, 18 April 2024 8.36 PM IST

Maharashtra former chief minister Manohar Joshi dies at 86

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MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior leader of Shiva Sena Manohar Joshi died here Friday. He was 86. He died at Hinduja Hospital this morning at 3 am. He was under treatment after he suffered a heart attack. His funeral will be held at the Sivaji Park in Mumbai at 3 pm today.

Joshi was admitted to PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. He had served as the chief minister of Maharashtra from 1995 to 1999. Joshi, who was elected as Member of Parliament, served as Lok Sabha Speaker from 2002 to 2004.

He started his career as a teacher and entered politics in 1967. He was later elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Council in 1972. He had served as the mayor of Mumbai for a year from 1976 to 1977. After serving three terms in the Legislative Council, Joshi was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in 1990. He also served as the opposition leader in the Maharashtra Assembly during 1990-91. In the 1999 general elections, he contested from Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha constituency and won on a Shiv Sena ticket. He was associated with Shiv Sena for 40 years.


Joshi was born on December 2, 1937 at Nandvi in Raigad district of Maharashtra and was educated in Mumbai. His wife Anagha Manohar Joshi died in 2020. He is survived by a son and two daughters.

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