Rural Development Minister and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde today died in New Delhi in a road accident. 64-year-old Munde was on his way to airport when his car was hit by another vehicle at around 6:30 a.m.
Union Minster Nitin Gadkari told the mediapersons that he was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead around 7:50 am. Though Munde did not suffer any injuries, he apparently suffered a shock in the impact of accident.
Munde was rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre by his personal assistant and driver. An AIIMS doctor said that When he was brought to the hospital, he did not have pulse and blood pressure. There was no cardiac activity.Despite all measures, Munde could not be revived and was declared dead.
His funeral will take place at his village in Latur tommorow.
President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed grief over the sudden demise of Union Minister Gopinath Munde. He conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.
Vice President Condoles the Death of Shri Gopi Nath Munde
The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has deeply condoled the passing away of Shri Gopi Nath Munde, the Union Minister for Rural Development in a tragic road accident today. In his condolence message, the Vice President has said that Shri Munde was amongst the most prominent political leaders of Maharashtra who had a long and illustrious public life during which he served his state and the country in various capacities with great distinction. In his departure, we have lost a distinguished public servant whose absence will be felt by one and all.
Following is the text of Vice President’s condolence message :
“I am profoundly saddened at the passing away of Shri Gopi Nath Munde, the Union Minister for Rural Development in a tragic road accident today.
Shri Munde was amongst the most prominent political leaders of Maharashtra who had a long and illustrious public life during which he served his state and the country in various capacities with great distinction. In his departure, we have lost a distinguished public servant whose absence will be felt by one and all.
I convey my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. I pray to the Almighty to give them strength and fortitude to bear this loss.”
PM grieved at the passing away of Shri Gopinath Munde
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the untimely passing away of the Union Minister for Rural Development, Shri Gopinath Munde, in a road accident this morning. Expressing his sadness and shock, the Prime Minister described Shri Gopinath Munde as a true mass leader, who rose to great heights and tirelessly served people.
Following is the text of the Prime Minister`s tweets:
“Extremely saddened & shocked by The demise of my friend & colleague Gopinath Munde ji. His demise is a major loss for the Nation & the Govt.
Gopinath Munde ji was a true mass leader. Hailing from backward sections of society, he rose to great heights & tirelessly served people.
My tributes to a dynamic leader whose premature demise leaves a void hard to fill.
Condolences to Munde ji`s family. We stand by them in this hour of grief.”
Shri Radha Mohan Singh Express Shock Over the Demise of Shri Gopinath Munde
The Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh has expressed shock and grief over the death of Union Minister Shri Gopinath Munde.
In his condolence message, Shri Singh has said, in the sudden demise of Shri Munde, the Nation has lost a promising leader with vision for taking the country to great heights.
National Flag to Fly at Half Mast Today
Shri Gopinath Pandurangrao Munde, Union Minister for Rural Development passed away today morning.
The Government has decided that the National flag will be flown at half mast today in Delhi and capitals of the states and Union territories, as a mark of respect to the departed dignitary.
The National flag will be flown at half mast on the day of the funeral at the place where the funeral will take place.
Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Condoles the Sad Demise of Shri Gopinath Munde
The Minister for Women and Child Development Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has expressed grief over the sad demise of Shri Gopinath Munde, Union Minister for Rural Development.
The WCD Minister said that in the sad demise of Shri Gopinath Munde, the country has lost an able and dedicated leader.
Sports Minister Condoles the Sudden Demise of Shri Gopinath Munde
Minister of State (I/c) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has expressed extreme shock and grief at the sudden demise of the Union Minister Shri Gopi Nath Munde.
In his condolence message, Shri Sonowal stated that the nation has lost a great patriot and a true leader of the masses. Shri Sonowal also conveyed his deep sorrow to the members of the bereaved family and prayed to the almighty to give them strength at this hour of crisis and tragedy.