Pramod Mahajan


Age: 56

Indian prominent politician who was a top strategist of the Bharatiya Janata Party before he was recently locked in a power struggle over who would take over the reins of the BJP when the current aging leadership retires, and who belonged to a group of relatively young "technocrat" leaders who lack a grassroots political base even though he was fairly popular in his home state of Maharashtra in western India.

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds suffered in an apparent family dispute

Born: October 30, 1949

Died: May 3, 2006

Mumbai, India