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4 yrs after killing Pramod, brother Pravin dead

Nearly four years after Pravin Mahajan (50) killed his brother, BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, on Wednesday evening he died at a private hospital in Thane following multiple organ failure.

india Updated: Mar 04, 2010 11:43 IST
Susamma Kurian

Nearly four years after Pravin Mahajan (50) killed his brother, BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, on Wednesday evening he died at a private hospital in Thane following multiple organ failure.

Mahajan, who was convicted for his elder brother’s murder and was serving a life sentence, was admitted to the hospital unconscious on December 11.

Since then he had been on a life support system and ventilator.

Mahajan had collapsed at his home while he was out on parole from Nashik Central Jail for 14 days. He collapsed on the day he was to have gone back to jail.

“His condition grew critical in the afternoon and he was declared dead at 5.40 pm,” said Dr Ravindra Ghavat, head of the ICU at Jupiter hospital.

“The funeral will be on Thursday. Our mother can’t come as she is not keeping well,” brother Prakash Mahajan said, refusing to comment on whether Pramod Mahajan’s family and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde will be there.

Pravin is survived by wife Sarangi, son Kapil and daughter Vaishali. The family was unavailable for comment.

The party refused to comment on Mahajan’s death.

A case of sudden death was filed at Vartak Nagar police station. As he was serving a life term and died in a private hospital, a post-mortem will be conducted.

Pravin had fired three rounds on Pramod at the latter’s home in Worli on April 22, 2006.

Pramod succumbed to bullet injuries 12 days later. Pravin was sentenced to life imprisonment by a city court in December 2007 and was lodged at the Nashik Central Jail.

In April 2009, Pravin wrote a book Mazha Album (My Album) about his older brother’s personal, professional and political life, his principles and political associates. The book kicked up a controversy and was not released.