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Former Cong. MP dies in fire mishap

NASIK NOV. 23. A former Congress MP and the Prince of Surgana, a tehsil town of Nasik district, Dhairyashilrao Yashwantrao Pawar, died today of suffocation due to a fire at his residence, family sources said. He was 81 and is survived by two sons and a daughter.

The fire which occurred following a short-circuit had gutted furniture and other items, fire brigade sources said.

Mr. Pawar celebrated his 81st birthday yesterday and arrived at his bungalow from Rajasthan after attending the marriage of his grandson — Udayan Raje Bhonsale.

He was Rajya Sabha member for 24 years since 1954 and closely associated with the late party leader, Bhausaheb Hiray. — PTI

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