When contacted he explained that he couldn't attend the ceremony due to crucial party meeting at Mumbai where party candidates were being finalized for the assembly election.
He also appealed people to participate in creating cities of the 21st century and asked them to make a resolve not to pollute water sources.
The woman, admitted to hospital on July 25, was battling for life and died on Wednesday night, a police official said.
The girl was raped in Chembur area, where she was living with her brother.
The accused, a rickshaw driver, along with a group had allegedly beaten up a Muslim man and forced him to say "Jai Shriram".
The visitor was Richard Tong'i, MP from the Nyaribari Chache constituency in far off Kenya, who had come calling to meet his old benefactor.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over the deaths and announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of the victims.
All the 158 passengers on board, including crew, landed safely and will be accommodated on an alternate flight to their destination.
Danve was backing his son-in-law, Kannad MLA Harshvardhan Jadhav in the election, Khaire alleged here, a charge the BJP denied.
The MP, who is known for racking up controversies, also said that he had saved several people like this and Mahajan’s case was his only failure.
Sham Atgaonkar, a police constable from Osmanabad who was deployed on duty at Kaygaon in Aurangabad where Shinde was to be cremated, died soon after a commotion.
Though political leaders have appealed the Maratha community to exercise restraint, the community leaders have blamed the state government for the death.
Police said a mob of at least 1,500 villagers allegedly attacked nine men with wooden sticks after nabbing them from near a farm in the village on morning of last Friday.
The person who fled from police custody yesterday, has been associated with taking out Ram Navami processions over the years, Superintendent of Police Satya Prakash said.
As Aurangabad returns to normalcy, two other Bihar towns witness communal clashes; Opposition slams Nitish government
While strife-torn Aurangabad in southern Bihar returned to normalcy on Wednesday, tension prevailed in Rosera and Munger after communal clashes took place in the two towns a day before.