The current Minister of Science and Technology, Vilasrao Deshmukh is on life support system. We wish him to get healthy and hearty soon. Have a look how this Maratha made it so far...
Vilasrao Deshmukh born on 26th May, 1945 is the current Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences. He is considered as a Maratha strongman leader from Latur, Maharashtra State in India by his admirers.
He has previously held the posts of Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Panchayati Raj, Government of India and Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India.
On 7 August 2012, Deshmukh was reported critically ill with kidney and liver failures and on life support in a Chennai hospital.
He was undergoing treatment at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai for about a week and had to be shifted to Global hospitals, a super-speciality hospital in Chennai due to deterioration in his condition.
His wife is Vaishali Deshmukh, and he has three sons from her, Amit Deshmukh who is a MLA of Latur city, Ritesh and Dheeraj.His son Ritesh Deshmukh is an famous actor in Bollywood movies.
He has one younger brother Diliprao Deshmukh, who is a MLC and served as Minister of Relief, Rehabilitation, Sports, Youth Welfare and Protocol.
Deshmukh founded the Manjra Charitable Trust which runs a number of colleges in Latur & Mumbai. Some of them are Manajara Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital Latur, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology at Versova, Andheri in Mumbai and Sushiladevi Deshmukh Vidyalaya at Airoli, Navi Mumbai.
His interests include reading, classical music, movies, volleyball and table tennis.
Vilasrao Deshmukh found himself in controversy after he visited the Hotel Taj after 26/11 attack in 2008, with actor son Riteish and filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma.
An affidavit filed in the Bombay high court, on 27 April 2012 alleges that Vilasrao Deshmukh might be owning two flats through proxies in the scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai. But he was not found guilty in the Scam.