Jyoti Kalani, Ex-NCP, MLA, 70, also hailed as an ‘Iron Lady’ in Ulhasnagar died of heart attack at her residence on Sunday evening.
Jyoti was wife of Ulhasnagar’s strongman Pappu Kalani, four times Ex-MLA, who is presently in jail since 2013 serving life imprisonment in jail in a murder case.
After husband was jailed, Jyoti in 2014 for first time contested MLA election on NCP’s ticket and won despite Modi wave by defeating BJP’s MLA Kumar Ailani.
Several times she was elected as corporator and in 1995 she became first President of Ulhasnagar Municipal Council and later in 2005 she was elected first lady as Mayor.
Kalani family is said to be very close to NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
She is survived by one son Omie Kalani-who runs his own local TOK party and two daughters Seema and Pinky.
News Edit by K.V.Raman