Lalita Eknath Gaikwad Bio, Wiki
Lalita Eknath Gaikwad is best known for being the wife of Eknath Gaikwad, an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha and the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He died from Covid-19 in 2021.
Eknath Gaikwad Background
Gaikwad belonged to an Ambedkarite Buddhist family. Gaikwad’s daughter is Varsha Gaikwad, who is a four-term Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and the current Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra. Describing Gaikwad as a “father-like figure and mentor”, Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said the death was “quite saddening”. “Congress party and I have suffered immense loss. Short of words. Tributes!” Sawant tweeted.
He represented the Mumbai South Central constituency of Mumbai. He lost the seat to Rahul Shewale in 2014. He has been three times a Member of the Legislative Assembly from Dharavi and also twice state minister of Maharashtra state cabinet. Since 1985, he has represented Dharavi which is Asia’s largest slum.
The Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister was 81 at the time of his death. He passed away at a Mumbai hospital, where he was under treatment for Covid-19 on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021.
Deeply saddened at the untimely demise of Senior Congress Leader Shri Eknath Gaikwad due to COVID19.
— Srinivas BV (@srinivasiyc) April 28, 2021