Former CM Manohar Joshi Death, Age, Family, Son, Biography

Manohar Gajanan Joshi was a politician from the state of Maharashtra who belonged to the political party Shiv Sena. He also served as a Chief Minister of Maharashtra, from 1995 to 1999. He was also the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2002 to 2004. Furthermore, he recently passed away at the age of 86 due to cardiac arrest and other health complications. But his life had a story to tell. So in this article, we will have a look at Former CM Manohar Joshi’s Death, Age, Family, Son, and full Biography.

Basic Biography/WikiInformation
Full nameManohar Gajanan Joshi
Born / Date of birth2 December 1937
Date of Death23 February 2024
Age (at the time of Death)86
Cause of DeathCardiac arrest & other health complications
Place of DeathP D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai
Profession or Career fieldPolitics
Political PartyShiv Sena
Famous forBeing the Former CM of Maharashtra

Early life: Parents, Siblings

On 2 December 1937, Manohar Joshi was born in a Marathi-speaking Brahmin Family. He used to live in Nandavi, Raigad District, Maharashtra with his father and mother.

Birthplace Raigad, Bombay Presidency, British India
Nickname or Popular NameManohar Joshi
Father NameGajanan Krishna Joshi
Mother NameSaraswati Gajanan
Brother Name
Sister Name
Zodiac sign or Sun SignSagittarius
HometownRaigad, Bombay Presidency, British India
AddressNear Shivaji Park, Mumbai
Mother tongueMarathi
Food Habits and Choices
Hobbies and interestsWriting, Watching cricket

Physical Appearance: Height, Weight & Measurements

Physical stats & moreValues
Height (approx)in centimetres – 172.72 cm
in feet and inches – 5’8”
in metres – 1.72 m
Weight (approx)in kilograms – 80 kg
in pounds – 176.37 pound
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBrown

Education Background: Qualifications

College/UniversityMumbai University
Educational Qualification/DegreeMasters of Arts (MA) and LLB degrees

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Personal life: Manohar Joshi Wife, Family, Marriage

Picture of Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi and his wife Anagha Joshi
Picture of Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi and his wife Anagha Joshi

Manohar Joshi was married to Anagha Joshi. Their marriage took place on 14 May 1964. It was only after Joshi’s marriage with Anagha that Joshi decided to join active politics. Anagha joshi passed away on 3 August 2020 at the age of 75.

Manohar Joshi’s granddaughter Sharvari Wagh is an actress who made her Bollywood debut with the 2021 movie “Bunty Aur Babli 2”.

Marital statusMarried
Marriage Date14 May 1964
WifeAnagha Joshi
Anagha Joshi’s date of birth2 January 1945
DaughterAsmita, Namrata
GranddaughterSharvari Wagh

Professional Career in Politics

Years Active (in politics)1966 – 2023
Old photo of Manohar Joshi with Balasaheb Thackeray
Old photo of Manohar Joshi with Balasaheb Thackeray
  • Manohar Joshi started his career by joining BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) as an officer right after completing his MA in Law.
  • Kohinoor Institution formation: He then established an institution known as Kohinoor Technical/Vocational Training Institute. The goal of this institution was to provide training to semi-skilled people. This was the kind of training that could help them become electricians, plumbers, photographers, TV and radio repairmen, and Scooter repairmen. After achieving initial success, he expanded his institutional work and opened other branches of Kohinoor in Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, and Nagpur.
  • This institutional success gave him the courage to go further and open the Kohinoor Business School and Kahinoor-IMI School of Hospitality Management in Khandala.
  • Subsequently, he becomes Chancellor of Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth.
  • He also expanded his work into other fields, such as capital-oriented businesses and Construction.
  • Chief Minister Manohar Joshi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena coalition came to power in 1995. With this development, Manohar Joshi became the first non-congress CM of Maharashtra. Although some may argue that it was Sharard Pawar in 1978 with the first non-Congress government in Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar was a member of the Indian National Congress (Socialist).
  • During 1992 – 1993, allegations were made against Bal Thackeray and Mahohar Joshi that they incited the Shivsainiks to do violence against Muslims. It was alleged in an inquiry ordered by the Indian government in the Srikrishna Commission Report. However, this report was never accepted by the BJP-Shiv government. Joshi labelled this report as “biased, pro-Muslim, anti-Hindu”.
  • In the 1999 General Elections, Joshi won from Central Mumbai and was named the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. During the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government, he stayed the speaker from 2002 to 2004.
  • Moving forward, he faced a defeat in the Central Mumbai constituency of Lok Sabha Elections. He was then named as the Rajya Sabha Member for 6 years term on 20 March 2006.
  • September 2022: Joshi was appointed as a Key patron of the National Legislator’s Conference Bharat (NLC Bharat).

Why did Manohar Joshi resign?

Things became complicated when the release of a plot of land in Pune was permitted by Manohar Joshi (then CM of Maharashtra). This land was reserved for a school but was later released to a builder who had ties to his son-in-law, Girish Vyas. In 1998, Vyas built a housing complex with the name Sundew on that land.

After an RTI activist in Pune named Vijay Kumbhar made legal efforts, Manohar Joshi was forced to resign in January 1999. The Bombay High Court labelled the housing complex illegal in March 2009. In 2011, the Supreme Court of India also upheld that verdict and even fined Joshi with Rs 15,000. That building is now used as a school.

The list of all the government positions he served over time is as follows:

YearServed As
1968–1972Councillor, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (Dadar)
1976–1977Mayor of Mumbai
1972–1989Member of Maharashtra Legislative Council
1990–1999Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
4 March 1995 – 31 January 199912th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
10 May 2002 – 2 August 200413th Speaker of the Lok Sabha
19 October 1999 – 9 May 2002Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
1999–2004Member of Parliament, Loksabha
2006–2012Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
19 June 1966Leader of Shiv Sena
14 March 1995 – 31 January 1999Leader of the House Legislative Assembly
22 March 1990 – 12 December 1991Leader of the Opposition
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

Former Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi’s Death

Manohar Joshi suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday, 22 February 2024. He was instantly taken to the PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. Joshi fought for his life in the ICU of this hospital. He was put under observation. But due to his age-related health complications, he passed away at around 3 am on Friday, 23 February 2024. Manohar Joshi was 86 years old at the time of his death.

This sad news was confirmed by Joy Chakravarty, who is the Chief operating officer at P D Hinduja Hospital. Manohar Joshi’s son Unmesh also had interactions with the media, where he said that his father had prolonged age-related health issues.

Manohar has been facing health issues since May 2023 when he fought against brain haemorrhage. During that time, he was taken to the Hinduja Hospital’s ICU. He stayed there in a semi-conscious state, with no big improvement in his health. After staying in the hospital for some days, he was shifted to his Shivaji Park home. He was under constant medical care after that in his home.

Lifestyle: Manohar Joshi Net Worth, Status, Money

According to Hindustan Times, Manohar Joshi was worth 4.2 crore rupees in the year 2004. After that, there have been no further updates on his latest net worth so far. But we can at least say that Manohar Joshi has a net worth greater than 4.2 crore rupees.

Net Worth (Greater than)4.2 crore rupees
Salary (approx)

House, Bike, and Car Collection

House or other propertiesA house near Shivaji Park, Mumbai

Likes, Preferences, and Favourites

Manohar Joshi with former BCCI vice-president Dnyaneshwar Agashe
Manohar Joshi with former BCCI vice-president Dnyaneshwar Agashe

Manohar Joshi loved the game of Cricket. He even held the presidency of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). MCA is affiliated to the BCCI.

FoodMaharashtrian Food
SubjectsLaw, Indian Culture
BookSwachh Mumbai; Harit Mumbai
Music and Songs

Lesser Known Facts about Manohar Joshi

  • In his early study life, Manohar Joshi did a PhD on Shiv Sena. The late Balasaheb Thackeray founded the Shiv Sena party. Manohar also had a good friendship with Bal Thackeray in his political years.
  • The Jagatik Marathi Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established by Manohar Joshi. During his CM years, He was very focused on increasing financial investment in the state of Maharashtra.
  • He was also an author who wrote the book Swachh Mumbai; Harit Mumbai in Marathi. This book revolved around the subject of the Clean Mumbai Movement.
  • The “Maharashtra Bhusan Award” was also instituted by Joshi.
  • Indian Parliamentary Delegations was led to Geneva by Manohar Joshi for a special session of the Inter-Parliamentary Council and Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Dhaka and even to Irna, China, Croatia, Panama, Poland, Russia and Zambia. During this period, Delegations from other countries also visited India and shared their views with Manohar Joshi. These delegates came from Surinam, Mexico, Canada, Greece, Turkey, Lao PDR, Ukraine, Indonesia and the Czech Republic.
  • In 1969, Joshi also spent 76 days behind bars with Late Balasaheb Thackeray.
  • Joshi was the one behind the start of several projects like the Krishna Valley Irrigation Project, and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway Project in Maharashtra. He also started schemes like the Tanker-free Maharashtra Scheme.

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Who was Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi?

Manohar Gajanan Joshi was a Shiv Sena (political party) member who served as the CM of Maharashtra from 1995 to 1999 and Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2002 to 2004.

What was Manohar Joshi’s date of death?

23 February 2024 was the day when Manohar Joshi passed away.

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