Mumbai, Aug 14 :
Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh
passed away in a Chennai hospital
following a prolonged illness. The Hindi film fraternity wished peace
to the departed soul and strength to the late minister's family,
including his actor-son Riteish
Vilasrao was 67 and is survived by his wife and three sons.
Celebrities like Madhuri Dixit
and Karan Johar
extended condolences to the bereaved family through Twitter.
Here's what they wrote: Madhuri Dixit
: Sorry to hear that Vilasrao Deshmukh
has passed away. Our condolences go out to his family. Karan Johar
: RIP Vilasrao sir. Thoughts and prayers with the family... love you Riteish
, all the strength and all the courage. Siddharth
: Deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh
. Praying they find the strength to face this terrible loss.
Bipasha Basu: RIP Vilasrao Deshmukh
sir! Strength to you Riteish
and family! Extremely sad news!
Dia Mirza: This is just so sad... My heart goes out to the entire Deshmukh family.
Tandon: Rest in peace Vilasrao Deshmukh
. Condolences to the bereaved
and (his wife) Genelia, words cannot express the shock
and grief we (are) feeling.
Shreyas Talpade: RIP Vilasraoji. May god give strength to the family to overcome this grief.
Ken Ghosh: Prayers for Vilasrao Deshmukh
strength to the family.
Shivdasani: Shocked and sad to hear of the passing of Shri Vilasrao
Deshmukh. Prayers and peace to Riteish
and the whole family.
Dadlani: RIP Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh
. I wish Riteish
and his family,
strength and forbearance to cope with this tragic loss.© IANS