Title: The Speaker made a reference to the passing away of Dr. Bapu Kaldate, member, 6th Lok Sabha.
MADAM SPEAKER: Hon. Members, I have to inform the House of the sad demise of our former colleague Dr. Bapu Kaldate.
Dr. Bapu Kaldate was a Member of the Sixth Lok Sabha from 1977 to 1979 representing the Aurangabad Parliamentary Constitutency of Maharashtra.
Dr. Kaldate was a Member of the Rajya Sabha from 1984 to 1996 for two terms representing the State of Maharashtra. He served as a Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 1967 to 1972.
An able Parliamentarian, Dr. Kaldate served as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Undertakings during the Sixth Lok Sabha. He also served as a Member of the Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House during the Sixth Lok Sabha.
An active social and political worker, Dr. Kaldate played a significant role in developmental activities in his constituency and took special interest in the cooperative movement.
Dr. Bapu Kaldate passed away on 17th November, 2011 at the age of 81.
We deeply mourn the loss of our friend and I am sure the House would join me in conveying our condolences to the bereaved family.
The House may now stand in silence for a short while as a mark of respect to the memory of the departed.
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The Members then stood in silence for a short while