Indian politicianDied when: 56 years 185 days (678 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Pramod Vyankatesh Mahajan (30 October 1949 – 3 May 2006) was an Indian politician from Maharashtra.A second-generation leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he belonged to a group of relatively young "technocratic" leaders who lacked a reasonably strong grassroot political base, although he was fairly popular in his home state.
At the time of his death, he was in a power struggle for the leadership of the BJP, given the imminent retirement of its aging top brass.
He was a member of the Rajya Sabha and a General Secretary of his party.He contested only two Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai – North East constituency.
He won in 1996 but lost in 1998.As Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's telecommunications minister between 2001 and 2003, he played a major role in India's cellular revolution.
He was widely seen as a successful Parliamentary Affairs minister due to his good relations with members of political parties across the ideological spectrum.
On 22 April 2006, he was shot by his brother Pravin Mahajan over a family dispute.He succumbed to his injury 13 days later.
Pravin was sentenced to lifetime imprisonment by the court in 2007.