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Bollywood mourns Vilasrao Deshmukh

Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away in a Chennai hospital

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | 5:30:28 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh

Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away in a Chennai hospital

Tuesday following a prolonged illness. The Hindi film fraternity wished peace to the departed soul and strength to the late minister's family, including his actor-son Riteish.

Vilasrao was 67 and is survived by his wife and three sons.

Celebrities like Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar extended condolences to the bereaved family through Twitter.

Here's what they wrote:

Madhuri Dixit: Sorry to hear that Vilasrao Deshmukh has passed away. Our condolences go out to his family.

Karan Johar: RIP Vilasrao sir. Thoughts and prayers with the family... love you Riteish, all the strength and all the courage.

Siddharth: Deepest condolences to the family of Mr.Vilasrao Deshmukh. Praying they find the strength to face this terrible loss.

Bipasha Basu: RIP Vilasrao Deshmukh sir! Strength to you Riteish and family! Extremely sad news!

Dia Mirza: This is just so sad... My heart goes out to the entire Deshmukh family.

Raveena Tandon: Rest in peace Vilasrao Deshmukh. Condolences to the bereaved family, Riteish and (his wife) Genelia, words cannot express the shock and grief we (are) feeling.

Shreyas Talpade: RIP Vilasraoji. May god give strength to the family to overcome this grief.

Ken Ghosh: Prayers for Vilasrao Deshmukh strength to the family.

Aftab Shivdasani: Shocked and sad to hear of the passing of Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh. Prayers and peace to Riteish and the whole family.

Vishal Dadlani: RIP Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh. I wish Riteish and his family, strength and forbearance to cope with this tragic loss.


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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 10:52pm
Its really sad... God bless his soul...

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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 10:52pm
RIP Vilasroa Ji. May god give strength to the Deshmukh family.

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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 8:46pm
Oh my god im shocked! Thats sudden!!! May his sould rip. i pray for ritesh and his family! :( so sad!

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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 1:55pm
very shocking news
died at a young age...
R.I.P sir

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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 12:39pm
its really a sad news... MAY ALLAH give patience and strength to Ritiesh and his family...
AMEEN...

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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 11:18am
its a sad news indeed.. we have lost so many people lately from and related to the industry.. RIP

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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 10:02am
may his soul rest in peace...
may god give strength to his family god bless u...

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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 7:51am
RIP vilasrao sir!!!!!
itz very sad news

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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 6:28am
R.I.P Vilasrao Sir...
condolences to his family...May Almighty give them the strength

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Posted on: 15 August 2012 at 4:04am
RIP Sir...!!!!
May god give strength to your family!!!

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