Politicians, celebs mourn Vilasrao Deshmukh on Twitter
Updated: August 14, 2012 16:15 IST
Vilasrao Deshmukh, the man who had once famously said, 'I dream of turning Mumbai into a Shanghai' has died in hospital in Chennai. Mr Deshmukh, Science and Technology Minister, had been diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 67. Celebs and politicians took to Twitter to mourn the leader's death.
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh: Mr Deshmukh was a trusted colleague and an able administrator who worked at Panchayat, State and Central levels with admirable dedication.
Narendra Modi ?: Sad to know about the demise of Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Sorry to hear that Vilasrao Deshmukh has passed away. Our condolences go out to his family.
Bipasha Basu: RIP Vilasrao Deshmukh Sir!Strength To you @Riteishd and family!Extremely sad news
Karan Johar: RIP VILASRAO SIR....thoughts and prayers with the family....love u riteish.....all the strength....and all the courage....
Vijay Mallya: Very sorry to hear about the sad passing away of Vilasrao Deshmukh. He was an outstanding leader and a friend.
Akshay Kumar: The man who had Mumbai's Shanghai dream is no more. RIP Vilasrao Deshmukh ji, a visionary and the father of my dear friend @Riteishd. May God give you strength.
Shabana Azmi: Vilasrao Deshmukh no more.Too young to die.as CM he gave Nivara a lot of support for our slum rehabilitation project Condolences 2 d family
Rajeev Shukla ?: Extremely sad on hearing about the passing away of my dear friend Vilasrao who I visited on sunday! May his soul rest in Peace
Dia Mirza: This is just so sad... My heart goes out to the entire Deshmukh family... #RIPVilasraoDeshmukhji
Sherlyn Chopra: May Mr.Deshmukh's soul rest in peace..Heartfelt condolences to the Deshmukh family...Hard to believe that Vilasrao Sir is no more with us...
Tara Sharma: Profound condolences @Riteishd @geneliad and family..Grt loved souls never leave, they r wth us always only bodies rest Our Dads r wth us.
Nikhil Advani: @Riteishd my prayers and thoughts with you in such a difficult time. Take care my friend. #RIP Vilasrao Deshmukhji.
Aftab Shivdasani: Shocked and sad to hear of the passing of Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh.. Prayers and peace to @Riteishd and the whole family.
Sophie Choudry: R.I.P Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh. Heartfelt condolences to @Riteishd & the entire family. I pray God gives them strength to bear this grt loss
Raveena Tandon: Rest In Peace Vilasrao Deshmukh.Condolences to the bereaved family,@Riteishd &@geneliad,words cannot express the shock nd grief we feeling.
Vishal Dadlani: RIP Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh. I wish @Riteishd and his family, strength and forbearance to cope with this tragic loss.