Former Mayor of Mumbai and senior Shiv Sena (UBT) leader, Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, passed away on Tuesday, around 2 am after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. He was 63 years old.
Mahadeshwar had been unwell for a few days and had recently returned to Mumbai from Kankavli village. The news of his demise came as a shock to many in the political fraternity.
Mahadeshwar had a long and illustrious career in politics. He served as the Mayor of Mumbai from 2017 to 2019 and was also the Chairman of the Standing Committee. He had a keen interest in education and was the President of the Education Committee. In the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, Mahadeshwar contested from the Vandre East constituency but was defeated.