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Former Congress MP Anantrao Patil dies

Former Congress MP and veteran journalist, Anantrao Patil, 87, died on Wednesday due to old age.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2008 21:48 IST

Former Congress MP and veteran journalist, Anantrao Patil on Wednesday died here due to old age. He was 87.

Patil, a freedom fighter, was a Member of Parliament from 1967 to 1977.

Patil, who was a close associate of Congress stalwart late Y B Chavan, started a Marathi newspaper 'Vishal Sahyadri' in 1958 and was its editor for 25 years.

Before launching his own paper, he also worked in 'Sakal' and authored several books.