Mumbai: The father-in-law of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray died after a prolonged illness at a private hospital in Mumbai on Monday. He was 76.
A senior Shiv Sena leader has also confirmed the news of Madhav Patankar’s death.
Madhav Patankar breathed his last at Criticare Hospital located in Mumbai’s Andheri.
His daughter, Rashmi Thackeray, is the wife of Uddhav Thackeray. She is also the editor of Shiv Sena-run publications, the ‘Saamana Group’.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule took to twitter to condole the demise of Madhav Patankar. “Deeply Saddened to hear to about the demise of Shri. Madhav Patankar – Father of Mrs. Rashmi Uddhav Thackeray. My Heartfelt Condolences. May He rest in peace. My Thoughts and Prayers with the Patankar and Thackeray Family.”
As per The Indian Express, Madhav Patankar managed a family business of chemical production. He used to reside near Thackeray’s residence ‘Matoshree’ in Bandra (East), Mumbai.