NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh minister Mahesh Joshi died at a private hospital here after a prolonged illness, his family sources said on Saturday.He was 82.
Joshi died Friday late night, they said.
The three-time MLA was first elected to the state assembly in 1967 from Indore-1 constituency. He was later elected twice from Indore-3 assembly segment.
Joshi became a state minister in 1985. His mortal remains would be consigned to flames in his home district Indore on Saturday.
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Meanwhile, state Congress chief Kamal Nath expressed grief over his death. Taking to Twitter, Nath said Joshi’s death was an irreparable loss to the party.