Vasant Sathe

Politician

1925 – 2011

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Who was Vasant Sathe?

Vasant Purushottam Sathe was an Indian politician of the Indian National Congress party. He was a lawyer by training and became a parliamentarian in 1972 and a cabinet minister during the 1980s. He was a socialist and came to prominence in the congress after Indira Gandhi split the party for a second time in 1978. He was also known for his tenure as Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting when he initiated the process which led to Indian television moving into colour broadcasting for the Asian Games 1984 and Hum Log the first colour Indian soap-opera.

He died following a heart attack on 23 September 2011 in Gurgaon, India. He complained of chest pain late in the evening and was rushed to a private hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

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Born
Mar 5, 1925
Nashik
Religion
  • Hinduism
Nationality
  • India
Died
Sep 23, 2011

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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