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
Location: Mumbai, India