He was 52. ”Latke died on Wednesday in Dubai, where he had gone with his family on a vacation,” the party office-bearer said.
Ramesh Latke was a two-time Sena legislator from Andheri East assembly constituency in Mumbai city, the Maharashtra capital.
Defeating Congress’s Suresh Shetty, Latke was first elected to the Maharashtra Legislative assembly from Andheri East in 2014. In 2019 he beat independent candidate M Patel. He was also a corporator at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for several terms.
”We have informed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other senior party leaders about initiating the procedure to bring his body back to India. We hope that the body would be brought back on Thursday,” he said.
The Shiv Sena currently shares power in Maharashtra with the NCP and the Congress.