Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, a former Mayor of Mumbai and a prominent Shiv Sena leader passed away on Tuesday at the age of 63 due to a cardiac arrest. Mahadeshwar had been unwell for a few days before his death. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
According to the news agency PTI, his mortal remains will be kept at Raje Sambhaji Vidyalaya in Santacruz East at 2 PM for the last darshan. The funeral procession will leave for the crematorium at Teachers’ Colony at 4 pm, and Uddhav Thackeray, the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra and leader of Shiv Sena is expected to attend his funeral.
Mahadeshwar had a long and illustrious political career. He was the Mayor of Mumbai from 2017 to 2019 and also chaired the Standing Committee. He has also served as the Chairman of the Education Committee. In 2002, he was elected to the post of corporator for the first time. However, he faced defeat from the Bandra East constituency in the 2019 assembly elections.
Mahadeshwar was born on 15 April 1960 and completed his graduation from Ruia College in Mumbai. He was also the former Principal of Raje Sambhaji Vidyalaya in Santacruz.
Following news of his passing, Mumbai Youth Congress President Zeeshan Siddique expressed his condolences to Mahadeshwar’s family, calling him a “former mayor of Mumbai” and expressing his sadness at the loss.