Former Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik dies at 72

Former Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik dies at 72
Written by Abhishek Rana

Former Congress chief and Rajya Sabha Lawmaker  Shantaram Naik died after he suffered from heart attack today. Naik, who was 72 year old, had complained of chest pains, and rushed to a private hospital in Margao Town. However, it was too late. He couldn’t be treated, and was declared dead by the authorities upon arrival at 7 am in the morning. He was born on April 12,  1946. He studied Bachelors from Parvatibai Chowgule College. He also achieved a degree in LLB degree from Sidharth College in Mumbai. He studied to become an agricultural laywer. Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi expressed his condolences on twitter, writing, “I’m sorry to hear about the passing away of Shri Shantaram Naik, former Goa Congress Chief, MP and senior Congress leader, who played an important role in the battle for Goa’s statehood. My condolences to his family in their time of grief. May his soul rest in peace.”

The Congress party also released a statement, “Sad to inform the untimely demise of our ex-president, ex-MP, Shri Shantaram Naik this morning around 6.30 am on way to Trimurty Hospital of heart attack. Funeral tomorrow at 11 am at his Cuncolim Residence.”

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Parrikar wrote on his twitter account, “Deeply saddened by the passing away of Congress leader and former Rajya Sabha MP from Goa Shri Shantaram Naik. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.”

Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Akshok Gehlot also expressed his sadness over the demise of Naik, “I am deeply saddened at the passing away of Senior Congress leader Sh. , former Goa PCC President n former Rajya Sabha MP. My thoughts are with his family members. May God give them strength….may his soul rest in peace.”

Naik joined Congress party in 1967, and won the North Goa Lok Sabha seat in 1984. He also contributed to the passage of statehood bill, which later declared Goa as a separate state.


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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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