Union Minister & Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh who died on Tuesday, August 14th 2012 after suffering from a liver disorder was cremated at his village in Latur district of Maharashtra last evening (August 15th). Thousands of mourners gathered for Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh’s funeral at his farm at Babhalgaon, about 10km from Latur.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, CM Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, MNS President Raj Thackeray and BJP Leader Gopinath Munde attended the Vilasrao Deshmukh’s funeral.
Karan Johar, who is a very good friend of actor Ritesh Deshmukh attends Mr. Deshmukh funeral. Riteish’s Housefull 2 director Sajid Khan, who is also a close friend of the actor and his wife Genelia, also attends Mr. Deshmukh funeral. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was also present at the funeral.
Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh being consoled by his friend and producer-director Karan Johar
Congress President Sonia Gandhi came to pay her last respects to Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh
The body of Mr. Deshmukh was flown in an Air Force Plane to Latur and taken to Babhalgaon, his native village
1000′s of people gathered at the procession for one last glimpse of the leader (Mr. Deshmukh)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conveyed his condolences at the last rites of Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh
Several politicians and notable personalities have expressed their grief over the sudden loss of Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi & Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays their tribute to Vilasrao Deshmukh with a garland
Congress President Sonia Gandhi consoles Vilasrao’s wife Vaishali Deshmukh
Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan pays tribute to Vilasrao Deshmukh with a garland
Vilasrao Deshmukh’s three sons – Amit Deshmukh, Riteish Deshmukh and Dheeraj Deshmukh give a shoulder to carry their father’s body to the funeral spot
Vilasrao Deshmukh’s wife Vaishali Deshmukh with sons Riteish and Dheeraj and daughter-in-law Genelia.