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Former Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi passes away at 86

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi passed away at around 3 am on Friday due to age-related health complications.

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Due to age-related health complications, Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi passed away at around 3 am on Friday. He was 86.

The 86-year-old Joshi was admitted to Hinduja Hospital on February 21 after suffering a cardiac arrest. According to family sources, the funeral will be held later in the day at Dadar Shivaji Park Crematorium, with full state honours. 

Joshi served as chief minister from 1995 to 1999 and was the first leader from the undivided Shiv Sena to occupy the top post in the state.

He was also elected as a Member of Parliament and was the Lok Sabha Speaker from 2002 to 2004 when the Vajpayee government was in power. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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