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23 Feb 2024, 10:41

Manohar Joshi: The 'Sir' with a stern demeanour

Manohar Joshi: The 'Sir' with a stern demeanour

Manohar Joshi: The 'Sir' with a stern demeanour

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and ex-Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar G. Joshi, a senior Shiv Sena (UBT) leader, passed away following a heart attack early on Friday morning. Joshi, 86, was rushed to the Hinduja Hospital in Mahim after suffering a heart attack late on Thursday. 'Sir', as he was popular in political circles because of his teaching background and a stern demeanour, succumbed during treatment around 3 a.m., plunging the state political fraternity into gloom.

Veteran singer Suresh Wadkar receives Lata Mangeshkar Award
23 Feb 2024, 09:49

Veteran singer Suresh Wadkar receives Lata Mangeshkar Award

Veteran playback singer Suresh Wadkar has been honoured with the Gansamragini Lata Mangeshkar Award. Wadkar was felicitated with the award at an event in Mumbai on Thursday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis presented him with special mementoes. In 2021, he also became a recipient of Padma Shri, The fourth-highest civilian award in the Republic of India.

Former Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi passes away at 86
23 Feb 2024, 08:51

Former Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi passes away at 86

The 86-year-old Joshi was admitted to Hinduja Hospital on February 21 after suffering a cardiac arrest. 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.