Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away at the Global Hospital in Chennai on August 14, 2012. Director Karan Johar embraces actor Riteish Deshmukh, son of late Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi came to pay her last respects.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conveyed his condolences at the last rites of Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Several politicians and notable personalities have expressed their grief over the sudden loss of Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was known to be an admirable administrator.
Late Vilasrao Deshmukh was diagnosed with liver and kidney failure and ultimately passed on due to multiple organ failure.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi consoles Vilasrao's grief-stricken wife Vaishali Deshmukh.
Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan pays tribute to Vilasrao Deshmukh with a garland.
Vilasrao Deshmukh's three sons - Amit, Riteish and Dheeraj give a shoulder to carry their father's body to the funeral pyre.
Vilasrao Deshmukh's youngest son Dheeraj, daughter-in-law and actress Genelia D'Souza, and middle son Riteish Deshmukh gather around his wife Vaishali to give her support.
The body of Deshmukh was flown in an Air Force plane to Latur and taken to Babhalgaon, his native village.
Thousands of mourners gathered at the procession for one last glimpse of the leader.