Veteran Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister Yashodhara Bajaj died of massive heart attack at his Chandrapur residence, some 150 kms from here on Friday morning. She was 82.
A widow, Bajaj served as minister of state during the regime of Vasantdada Patil and served as minister of state for Public Works Department. She had represented the erstwhile Mul-Saoli constituency (Now Ballarshah) from 1972 to 1977 that once represented by the former Maharashtra minister, Dadasaheb Kannamwar. Later she represented Chimur Assembly constituency from 1980 to 1985. She was also nominated as member of state legislative council in 1990.
She had been hospitalized for over a week with heart and respiratory problems. However, she recovered and was discharged a few days ago.
Bajaj was also associated with several social, cultural and educational organisations. She founded Sarvodaya Mahila Mandal that runs 44 institutions, including colleges, polytechnic colleges and several high schools.
Her last rites will be performed at Chandrapur on Saturday.