New Delhi, Dec 2: Former Maharashtra chief minister AR Antulay breathed his last on Tuesday after prolonged illness. Antulay, 85, was the first Muslim chief minister of Maharashtra, serving his term from 1980-82.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the passing away of AR Antulay, referring to him as among the ‘tall leaders’ from that state.
The official twitter account of the Prime Minister’s Office shared his views as: “PM has condoled the passing away of former Maharashtra CM and Union Minister Shri AR Antulay. He extends condolences to Shri Antulay’s family.”
It further tweeted: “PM recalled Shri Antulay’s contribution to public life and said that he was among the tall leaders of the Congres Party from Maharahstra.”
Antulay was also named union minister of health and family welfare besides serving as the union minister for minority affairs under the then-prime minister Manmohan Singh’s government.
He is survived by his wife Nargis, son Naved and daughters Neelam, Shabnam and Mubina.
(With Agency Inputs)