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Union minister Gopinath Munde dies in road accident while on his way to Delhi airport
Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde has died in road accident in Delhi today morning. He was heading towards Indira Gandhi International airport, to catch his flight to Mumbai. Munde was immediately rushed to Safdarjung Hospital first, from where he was shifted to AIIMS trauma center.

The accident took place around 6:30 in the morning, when Munde's car was moving from Lodhi Road to Aurobindo Chowk. Various media reports said that his car was hit by an Indica car. Though, there were no external injuries, but he suffered internal injuries in the accident, which eventually led to his death.

Munde's car driver and the security guard, who were inside the car during the time of accident are reportedly safe. The Indica car driver was arrested on the spot. Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dr Harsh Vardhan rushed to the hospital immediately after Munde was admitted.

According to the reports, he took his last breath at 7:50 am. Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that there were reports that Munde suffered a heart attack after the accident that lead to his death, but the exact reason of his death will be ascertained only after the post-mortem.

He also said, as reported by IBN Live, ''Munde's body will be taken to the party's headquarter at Ashoka Road at 12.30 pm on Tuesday. Munde’s cremation would take place at his native village in Latur, Maharashtra."

Gopinath Munde was a popular leader in Maharashtra, who was accessible to common people and had a huge fan following in the region. His dream was to reform and modernize the rural development ministry. 

Munde was brother-in-law of the late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan. He was married to Mahajan's younger sister and after Mahajan's death, Munde was the guardian of the Mahajan family as well.

Social networking sites Facebook and Twitter were abuzz with the news since early morning. 

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