Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar dies of Cardiac arrest

Mumbai: Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Pundalik Fundkar on Thursday died after suffering from cardiac arrest at the age of 67.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his condolences to Mr. Fundkar and said that he was at the forefront of working towards the welfare of farmers.

“Saddened by the demise of Maharashtra’s Agriculture Minister Shri Pandurang Fundkar. He made an invaluable contribution towards building the BJP in Maharashtra. He was also at the forefront of serving the farmers of the state. My thoughts are with his family and supporters,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Maharashtra unit between 1991 and 1996 Mr. Fundkar represented Akola parliamentary constituency three times.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar said, “He always took decisions that helped farmers. It is sad that he is no longer with us.”

“He had won the Lok Sabha elections three times besides his success in the assembly elections, which underscored his popularity among the people,” added Mr. Pawar.


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