BJP MP Girish Bapat no more

Pune: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Girish Bapat from Pune passed away today while undergoing treatment for cancer.

He was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital and breathed his last today, informed Pune BJP president Jagdish Mulik.

The 72-year-old leader was battling with cancer for past one and half year.  His condition was described as critically ill and put on life-support system in the private hospital in Pune.

According to a medical bulletin issued by Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital & Research Center (DMHRC) in the morning, a team of medicos was monitoring his health very closely in the ICU.

However, the doctors failed to save his life.

A five-time MLA from the Kasba Peth Assembly constituency of Pune, Bapat was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2019.

Not keeping good health since some time, the senior leader was being treated at home but re-admitted to the hospital Wednesday, even as senior leaders enquired after his wellbeing.

In February, Bapat came into public view when he stepped out to address a public rally for the BJP candidate Hemant Rasane in the Kasba Peth Assembly bypolls, but the party lost its bastion to the Congress-Maha Vikas Aghadi’s nominee Ravindra Dhangekar.

(With IANS input)

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