Bhau Jambhuwantrao Dhote died on February 18, 2017.
He was also known as The Lion of Vidharbha.
Dhote was also Member of Parliament from Nagpur (Lok Sabha constituency) in 1971 to 5th Lok Sabha, defeating his Congress rival.
Dhote joined her Congress(I) party after Indira Gandhi split Congress in January 1978.
Dhote was elected for a second time from Nagpur in 1980 to 7th Lok Sabha as a Congress candidate.
He left Congress soon and founded Vidharbha Janta Congress (VJC) Party on 9 September 2002.
Dhote was elected to Maharashtra Assembly 5 times.
Dhote was elected from Yavatmal in 1962.
In the 1967 elections as a Forward Bloc candidate and in 1978 as Congress member.
Dhote was the son-in-law of veteran Congress leader late Ramrao Adik.
Bhau died due to a heart attack in Yavatmal.
Jambuwantrao Dhote passed away in 2017.