Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh's funeral

Updated: August 16, 2012 12:17 IST

Vilasrao Deshmukh's funeral was held at his village in Latur district of Maharashtra this evening. The Science and Technology Minister died in a hospital in Chennai on Tuesday (August 14). He had been diagnosed with liver cancer.

In this picture, Vilasrao Deshmukh's wife Vaishali Deshmukh is seen with sons Riteish and Dheeraj and daughter-in-law Genelia.

Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Union minister and former chief minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh's funeral was held at his village in Latur district of Maharashtra last evening. The Science and Technology Minister died in a hospital in Chennai on Tuesday (August 14). He had been diagnosed with liver cancer.

In this picture, Vilasrao Deshmukh's wife Vaishali Deshmukh is seen with sons Riteish and Dheeraj and daughter-in-law Genelia.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among those who were in Latur to attend his funeral.

Mr Deshmukh's body was brought to Latur, his home district, by a special flight on Wednesday (August 15) morning.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Riteish Deshmukh, who is a Bollywood actor, being consoled by his friend and producer-director Karan Johar.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Congress President Sonia Gandhi consoles Vaishali Deshmukh, during his funeral. Also seen in the picture is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Riteish's Housefull 2 director Sajid Khan, who is also a close friend of the actor and his wife Genelia, speaks with Mr Deshmukh's eldest son Amit.

The last rites were performed by Amit, who is Latur district's MLA, at a family farm close to where the union minister's father Dagdojirao Deshmukh was cremated.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Sajid with Riteish as Karan Johar stands behind.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Congress President Sonia Gandhi paying her last respect to the mortal remains of Mr Deshmukh during his funeral ceremony Also seen in the picture are Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vaishali Deshmukh and daughter-in-law Genelia.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Mrs Sonia Gandhi consoles Vaishali Deshmukh.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan paying his last respect to the mortal remains of Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh during his funeral. Also seen here is Mr Deshmukh's eldest son Amit Deshmukh.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Actor Vivek Oberoi was also present at the funeral.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Thousands of grieving supporters and family members bade a tearful adieu to the Union minister at his native Babhalgaon village from where he began his political journey as a Sarpanch four decades ago.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Earlier Riteish Deshmukh was spotted with his mother Vaishali and sister-in-law Aditi leaving the Chennai hospital on early Wednesday (August 15) morning, a day after the Mr Deshmukh died.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Riteish and Genelia leave the Chennai hospital on early Wednesday (August 15) morning, a day after the minister's demise at the hospital.
Politicians, celebs at Vilasrao Deshmukh\'s funeral
Tamil Nadu Health Minister V S Vijay (L) with Riteish, Dheeraj and Amit after Mr Deshmukh passed away in Chennai on Tuesday.

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