Noted cardiac surgeon Dr Prakash Marpakwar died on Saturday following a brief illness, family sources said. Marpakwar, 73, is survived by two daughters.
In a long medical career, he had several firsts to his name. He was the first doctor to perform open-heart surgery in Nagpur in 1987.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis condoled Dr Marpakwar's death, saying that the Vidarbha region has lost a prominent surgeon.
With PTI inputs.