tribal development minister Vishnu Savara (70) died here on
Wednesday, a close aide said.
He had been admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in the city
for lever cirrhosis treatment a few days ago.
Savara is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.
Hailing from neighbouring Palghar district, Savara had
won assembly elections six times and was inducted as tribal
development minister in 2014 in the BJP-led government.
Born on June 1, 1950, Savara worked as an RSS activist
after getting a B.Com. degree.
He first represented Wada assembly segment, and the
Vikramgad seat in 2014 after delimitation.
His last rites will be performed in Wada tehsil on
Thursday, his aide said.
Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis condoled
He fulfilled several responsibilities in the party and
also played an important role in implementing various schemes
for tribals as a minister, Fadnavis tweeted. PTI ND