Nagpur, Sep 23: Congress leader, Vasanth Sathe who passed away on Sep 23 following a cardiac arrest in Sushant Lok, Nagpur donated his body to AIIMS.
According to the veteran leader's son-in-law, Uday Bodhankar his body will be donated to the hospital according his wishes.
Sathe during Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi's regime was the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting.
Meanwhile, President Prathibha Patil and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi condoled his death.
"I'm saddened by Shri Sathe's death", said Patil.
"Vasant Sathe was a senior party leader known for his frank views," said Janardan Dwivedi, AICC General Secretary.
Born on Mar 5, 1925 in Nasik, Maharashtra, Sathe completed his education at Bhonsla Military School following which he studied Economics and Political Science at Nagpur Mahavidyalaya and completed a degree in Law at Morris College, Nagpur University.
Sathe was a active participant in the freedom movement and removed the British flag. During the Quit India Movement, he unfurled the Indian tricolour at the district court in Nagpur.