The 55-year-old leader died of cardiac arrest at a private hospital here yesterday.
He is survived by wife, a son and a daughter. Zanak represented Medshi Assembly seat twice and was elected from Risod Malegoan Assembly seat (newly created) during the last state elections (2009).
A well known rural leader in west Vidarbha region, he became the Minister of State in Ashok Chavan's ministry in 2008.
His body has been taken to his native Mangul Zanak village in the district for the last rites to be performed today, sources added.