Bollywood celebrities paid rich tributes to union rural development minister Gopinath Munde, who died today following a road accident, calling him "a great minister" and a "fine human being".
Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and actors, including Riteish Deshmukh,
Vivek Oberoi and Anupam Kher, expressed their grief over the sudden death of the 64-year-old
politician on Twitter. Here's what they wrote:
Lata Mangeshkar: Its very sad to hear the news of the demise of Gopinath
Mundeji. He was not only a great minister but also a good
person. We had family ties. May God give his family the
courage to overcome the loss and may his soul rest in peace
Javed Akhtar: The sudden demise of
Mr Munde has come as a shock to every one. My condolences to
the family and friends.
Asha Bhosle: Condolences to Gopinathji's family. Deeply saddened to
hear this news. He was a good friend and well wisher.
Mr Munde apparently died of shock and cardiac arrest suffered
during a road accident early this morning.
Mahesh Bhatt: Tragic! Gopinath Munde, a fine human being and leader has
'passed away'. The nation mourns his loss.
Riteish Deshmukh: Am shocked beyond words- Apart from being a big leader
for me Mundeji was my father's closest friend- an unfathomable
Vivek Oberoi: Deeply saddened to hear of the untimely demise of the
stalwart of Maharashtra Gopinath Munde. My prayers and
condolences to Pankaja & the family.
Anupam Kher: So so sad to know about Gopinath Mundeji's
sudden demise. He was a good man. Always ready to help. May
his soul rest in peace
Shatrughan Sinha: Shocking to know about the demise of my friend Gopinath
Mundeji, my heartfelt condolences to his family
Shreyas Talpade: Utterly sad and shocking.
Life cannot be more cruel. RIP Mundeji
Raveena Tandon: Shocking and sad news of the untimely demise of Shri
Gopinath Munde. Really sad. Not his time to go
Satish Kaushik: With Mr Munde's demise Maharashtra has lost a great human
being and a leader
Atul Kulkarni: Pramod Mahajan,Vilasrao Deshmukh,
Balasaheb Thakre, Gopinath Munde. Maharashtra politics is
changing at the hands of death rather than people
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to hear
about Mundeji. Will miss his rare combination of admirable
leadership skills with a down to earth yet vibrant