Published On : Sat, Jul 25th, 2015

Former Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council R.S. Gavai passes away



Nagpur: In a sad turn of events the father of Justice Bhushan Gavai, the senior most Judge of the Bombay High Court at Nagpur bench and Former Governor of Bihar and Kerala passed away this morning in a Hospital in Nagpur. Veteran politician of Maharashtra, Ramkrishna Suryabhan Gavai, better known as Ra.Su. Gavai by everyone was hospitalized and undergoing treatment since June 2015.

25Gawai2Gavai was undergoing treatment at city’s Shrikrishna Hridayalaya from June 2015. Sources said that his condition has been precarious and he was on ventilator. The ageing leader was suffering from hypertension and diabetes.
Ramkrishnan Suryabhan Gavai born on October 30, 1929 is an Indian politician and a former Governor of Kerala from 10 July 2008 to 25 August 2011. He has been an important leader of the Republican Party of India. He was previously Governor of Bihar from 2006 to 2008.


Apart from being a senior politician R.S. Gavai has been an agriculturist by profession and an avid wrestler too!
From 1964 to 1994, he was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council; During this stint, he was Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council from 1968 to 1978, Chairman from 1978 to 1984, and Leader of the Opposition of the Legislative Council from 1986 to 1988

25Gawai3In 1998, Gavai was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Amravati Lok Sabha constituency, and in June 2006 he became Governor of Bihar. He was the acting Governor of Sikkim from 13 July 2006 to 12 August 2006. On June 26, 2008, Gavai was instead appointed as Governor of Kerala, switching posts with Kerala Governor R.L. Bhatia. He was sworn in as Governor of Kerala on July 10, 2008.
Gavai is a recipient of the Kusta Mitra Award, as well as the National Integration awards for peace and harmony.

Nagpur Today extends its condolences to the bereaved family!