Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Bharat Bhalke of Pandharpur-Mangalvedha assembly constituency in Maharashtra has passed away on Saturday. He took his last breath in Ruby Hospital, Pune while undergoing treatment for post COVID complications. He was hospitalized after testing COVID-19 positive on 30 October. After which, he had tested negative but his health had worsened and he was put on ventilator. On Friday, NCP President Sharad Pawar had visited the hospital and inquired about Bhalke’s condition.