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Goa’s Ex-MLA and Noted Poet Vishnu Wagh is No More

He was on a tour to Cape Town in South Africa when he breathed his last after a prolonged sickness. A noted poet and
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He was on a tour to Cape Town in South Africa when he breathed his last after a prolonged sickness. A noted poet and politician Mr Vishnu Surya Wagh had left this world on the 8th February 2019, his body will be brought to India soon, informed his wife.  He was 53 and struggling with his illness after the stroke he faced in the year 2016. He passed away in South Africa on the 8th of August while on his vacation to Cape Town.   

According to the sources, His wife Aruna confirmed the news of his demise and said that he breathed his last peacefully while they were touring South Africa as per his last wish. After completing all the formalities, she is expecting to arrive with his body by Friday, 15th February to conduct last rites in Goa.

Vishnu Surya Wagh, the former Deputy Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly and the former MLA of St. Andre constituency was admitted into the hospital in Mumbai after the Stroke and he stayed there for almost seven months before coming back to Goa in April 2017, and now after almost 10 months, he left this world. 

Vishnu Wagh, a very gentle person with a powerful voice was very famous amongst the people of goa. He was proficient in literary skills and oratory. Mr Wagh was elected as an MLA of St Andre on BJP ticket in 2012 and since then his journey continued in a politics which was not his field.

During the tenure, he became the Chairman of Kala Academy and also handled the assembly house by becoming the deputy speaker. According to the sources, His political career started with Shivsena for a brief period, after which he shifted to the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and then joined the Congress under the leadership of Ravi Naik.

Mr Wagh began his career in journalism and slowly he entered into politics when the BJP started emerging as one of the strongest political party in the state. Mr Wagh stared his career with Newsline, an English newspaper started by Tarun Bharat. After the sudden closure of the English daily, he joined Tarun Bharat in Belgaum.      

However, while shifting his interests from journalism to politics, he remained consistent with his literary and theatre talent. Wagh, son of Goa’s great theatre personality Surya Wagh from Dongri, Mandur, has to his credit several books of poetry as well as Konkani and Marathi dramas.

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