Mohan Sanjibhai Delkar, a seven-term Lok Sabha member from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, was on Monday found dead in a hotel in Mumbai. A police official said 58-year-old Delkar's body was found in a sea-facing hotel in south Mumbai's Marine Drive.
The official said a suicide note was also found along with Delkar, an Independent MP from the Dadra and Nagar Haveli union territory, PTI reported. The cause of death will be accessed in the autopsy, he added.
He also confirmed that an accidental death report is being registered based on preliminary information.
Delkar was earlier with the Congress party and was the head of the party's Dadra and Nagar Haveli arm when he left in 2011 to contest as an independent candidate.
In May, 2019, he was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha, which was his seventh term in House.
He was also a member of the Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice and a member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs of the Lower House.
Delkar is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
An advocate for tribal rights, Delkar began his career as a trade union leader in Silvassa. He was first elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from Dadra and Nagar Haveli constituency in 1989 as a Congress nominee.
He won six consecutive elections from the constituency during 1989-2009, failing to retain the seat in the Lok Sabha elections in 2009 and 2014. However, he successfully contested the 17th Lok Sabha as an Independent candidate.
Delkar won the 1989, 1991 and 1996 elections as a Congress candidate and the 1998 election as a BJP candidate.
He rejoined the Congress and unsuccessfully contested in 2009 and 2014.