Former minister Vimalabai Deshmukh no more

Former minister Vimalabai Deshmukh no more

Former Minister Vimalabai Deshmukh. DH file photo.

Former minister Vimalabai Deshmukh, 69, passed away at her residence in the city on Sunday. 

She was unwell for some time now. She is survived by her daughter Nandini Deshmukh, a former MLA in Maharashtra. Vimalabai had represented Muddebihal constituency in the Assembly from 1994 to 1999. She was the minister for women and child development in the J H Patel Cabinet.

Her husband Jagadevrao Deshmukh also represented the constituency for three terms as a Janata Party MLA. He had also worked as a minister. Vimalabai’s last rites will be performed at the family’s farmhouse on the outskirts of Nalatwad in Muddebihal taluk on Monday afternoon.

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