Murli Deora, former petroleum minister of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) popularly known as Murlibhai has been slain by the enemy cancer. He was the Minister of petroleum and Natural Gas from 2006-2011.
Deora has held the post of Mumbai mayor in 1977 with the help of Shiv Sena. He has also held the post of president of the Mumbai Regional Congress for more than two decades, was better known as the biggest fundraiser of the Congress. He has represented the South Mumbai constituency in the Lok Sabha for four times.
Later he was represented by his son Milind Deora from his constituency and became the minister of state in the second UPA government between 2009 and 2014.
He is closely associated with late Dhirubhai Ambani and later closer with Mukesh Ambani.
Source – LiveMint