He climbed down this evening after Maharashtra's Education and Culture Minister Vinod Tawde reached the Mantralaya to try to convince him to not jump and return inside to safety.
The man has been identified as Anand Salve from Osmanabad district of Maharashtra who suffered losses as prices of soyabean and cotton crashed.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was not at the Mantralaya. Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar was not present either.
Follow NDTV for latest election news and live coverage of assembly elections 2019 in Maharashtra and Haryana.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.