Former Pune mayor and NCP corporator Chanchala Kodre passes away
Chanchala Kodre, 42, passed away on Monday due to a severe heart attack, said her party colleagues.pune Updated: Dec 19, 2017 15:43 IST
Former Pune mayor and Nationalist Congress Party corporator Chanchala Kodre, 42, passed away on Monday due to a severe heart attack, said her party colleagues. She is survived by her son, daughter and husband.
Kodre was the city mayor between September 2013 and September 2014. She won the municipal elections in the year 2012 as a first-time corporator and within her first term got a chance to become the mayor. NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Pune has lost a cultured, studious corporator. “Kodre’s death has pained me. As a mayor, her stint will always be remembered by people from Pune,”he said.
Kodre suffered severe attack in the wee hours on Monday. The family members immediately admitted her to a private hospital. However, doctors announced Kodre’s death later in the afternoon.
During her tenure as a mayor, she made several efforts to sort out women’s issue and various problems in Hadapsar area.
As she is a sitting member of the PMC and former mayor, municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar on Monday announced half-day holiday for the municipal offices. Nationalist Congress Party’s city unit president and MP Vandana Chavan said that her death is a great loss to the party.
The final rites were performed on her at Mundhwa crematorium.