The father of actor Ritiesh Deshmukh and politician, Vilasrao Deshmukh has passed away at the age of 67.
According to NDTV, he had been diagnosed with liver cancer. He was flown by air ambulance from Mumbai to Chennai’s Global Hospital last week for a liver transplant, but then went through multiple-organ failure.
The two-time Maharashtra Chief Minister was born in a family of landlords on May 26, 1945. After pursuing law from the Pune University, his first major political achievement came in 1974 when he became the Sarpanch of Babhalgaon in Latur District.
Mr Deshmukh is survived by his wife is Vaishali, and three sons, Amit Deshmukh who is a MLA of Latur city, Ritesh, who is a popular Bollywood actor and Dheeraj.