Senior Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad dies of COVID-19

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Senior Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad dies of COVID-19

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 | PTI | Mumbai

Senior Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad dies of COVID-19

Former Maharashtra minister and Senior Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad died of COVID-19 infection here on Wednesday, party sources said.

He was 81.

The former MP, who was the father of Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad, succumbed to the viral infection at a city hospital around 10 am, the sources added.

Eknath Gaikwad had also served as the president of the Mumbai Congress.

Describing Gaikwad as a "father-like figure and mentor", Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said the death was "quite saddening".

"Congress party and I have suffered immense loss. Short of words. Tributes!" Sawant tweeted.

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