Dilip was 56 and is survived by his wife and a son, breathed his last in a hospital in Malad, a north-west Mumbai suburb, where he was admitted for renal and cardiac problems.
Karande troubled with health problems for the past three years, will be held at a crematorium in Malad Saturday afternoon.
Karande was elected to various bodies of the Mumbai University over the past 3 decades.
Dilip A. Karande was a member of the senate and management council of the varsity.
Mr Karande along with then Shiv Sena leader Raj Thackeray and party activists had successfully organised Michael Jackson’s History tour in Mumbai in 1996.