Thursday, January 03, 2013
PUNE: Veteran socialist and trade union leader Kishor Pawar (87) died in a city hospital after a prolonged illness at around 7.30 am on Wednesday.
Pawar had participated in the freedom struggle, Hyderabad liberation and Goa Liberation movements. He was associated with the Rashtra Seva Dal and was a part of the Samyukta Maharashtra movement.
Pawar worked closely with people residing in the border areas like Belgaum in Karnataka and joined the movement to merge these places in Maharashtra.
Pawar had contested elections from Konkan region of the State. He was leader of the sugarcane workers and led the Kopargoan Taluka Sakhar Kamgar Sabha and Baramati Sakhar Kamgar Sabha.
He was also associated with the Hindu Mazdoor Sabha and was instrumental in delivering justice to many sugarcane workers.
He had also worked for the SM Joshi Socialist Foundation and Nanasaheb Goray Academy.
He is survived by two sons and three daughters.
CONDOLENCE MEETA condolence meet will be held at SM Joshi Socialist Foundation in Navi Peth on Friday at 5.30 pm.
courtesy: Sakaal Times