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Senior Congress leader Shankarrao Kale dead

Posted on Nov 06, 07:37PM | UNI

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.