Ex-Maharashtra minister Tukaram Dighole dies

 Former Maharashtra minister Tukaram Dighole

Former Maharashtra minister Tukaram Dighole died here following a brief illness early on Saturday, family sources said.

He was 77.

Dighole breathed his last at a private hospital in the wee hours, they said.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Dighole represented Sinnar Assembly constituency in Nashik between 1985 and 1999.

He was Minister of State for Power and Rural Development in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance government in the state from 1995-1999. He was a Shiv Sena MLA at that time.

He was former director of Nashik District Central Cooperative (NDCC) Bank and former chairman of Nashik Co- operative Sugar Factory here. 

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