"Am shocked beyond words- Apart from being a big leader for me Mundeji was my father's closest friend- an unfathomable loss," Riteish, the younger son for former union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, posted on Twitter.

Extending his deep condolence, Riteish posted an old picture of him with his father and late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan.

Munde was the brother-in-law of the late BJP leader. He was married to Mahajan's younger sister.

Ritiesh said that Munde was very close to his father and therefore his death was an unfathomable loss to his family.

"It's a big loss to me and my family. We shared good relations as he was very close to me," Riteish said.

Both Munde and Vilasrao hailed from the Marathawada region of Maharashtra.

In August 2012, Vilasrao also suffered an untimely death after battling liver cancer. He was 67.

64-year-old Munde, the Rural Development Minister and the OBC face of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra, died of shock and cardiac arrest suffered during a road accident early Tuesday.
Munde, who made his entry into the Union Cabinet for the first time after the Lok Sabha polls, was on his way to the airport when his car was hit by another vehicle.


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