New Delhi, (IANS) Advocate Chintaman N. Vanga, BJP Lok Sabha MP from Palghar in Maharashtra, passed away following a massive heart attack in a New Delhi hospital on Tuesday afternoon, a party official said.
According to an official, Vanga was rushed to a Delhi hospital after he suffered a heart attack, but succumbed later.
He was 63 and is survived by his wife and five children.
Vanga, a lawyer by profession, was elected thrice to Lok Sabha from Palghar constituency, including when it was earlier a part of Thane, around 90 km north of Mumbai.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed his condolences to the Vanga family.
“Shocked and saddened to know about the sudden demise of our MP from Palghar, Chintaman Vangaji, who was known for his simplicity,” Fadnavis said in a message.
Condolences have also poured in from Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Ramdas Athawale and others on Vanga’s sudden demise.
Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah said he was pained to learn about the untimely demise of Vanga.
“He devoted his entire life for the welfare of tribals and deprived. His passing away is an irreparable loss to the BJP,” Shah said in a condolence tweet.