Tamhane died last night, they said.
Tamhane, who belonged to Ratnagiri, had participated in protests against the Simon Commission, salt Satyagraha.
He had been a member of both the Houses, and took retirement from active politics in 1983.
Tamhane had worked for the betterment of tribals in the area.
Tamhane was felicitated by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan when he turned 100. He was the recipient of various awards like Adivasi Seva Puraskar and the state government's literature award for his book "Kathasangraha Kalicha Gowda".