Senior Congress leader Shankarrao Kale dead
Former Maharashtra minister and senior Congress leader Shankarrao Deoram Kale died of old age at Kopargaon in Ahmednagar district today.
He was 92, and is survived by a daughter and son.
Kale was first elected to the state assembly from Parner constituency in 1978.
He became a state minister in the government, led by Progressive Democracy Front (PDF). He was minister for education and co-operation in this government.
In 1991, he was elected to Lok Sabha from Kopargaon constituency.
He was the founder of Goutam Co-Operative sugar factory and Goutam Education Society. He was also a member of Rayat Education Institute of Satara.
Kale was closely associated with the various educational institutes and social organisations in Ahmednagar district.
His son Ashok Kale is a Shiv Sena MLA.