Breaking News: Riteish Deshmukh’s father passes away


Vilasrao Deshmukh, the former Maharashtra CM and father of Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh passed away today. He was 67. He is survived by his wife and three sons. He died in Chennai hospital. For few months, he was suffering from liver disorder.

He was undergoing treatment for cirrhosis of liver and kidneys dysfunctional at Mumbai Breach Candy hospital. When his condition further deteriorated, he taken to Chennai in an air ambulance and was put on life ventilation.

A team of specialist doctors were considering a liver transplant, provided his condition improved. But unfortunately, he showed no sign of improvement and with every passing day, his condition worsened. His son Riteish Deshmukh had a talk with the authorities to donate a part of his liver but doctors said that he requires a full liver. Along with his liver, his kidney also failed and they were also considering kidney transplant.

He was elected CM of Maharashtra twice.  He was later appointed minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences in the union cabinet. He is currently a member of the Rajya Sabha.