Former Goa minister Achyut Usgaonkar Dies
- Former Goa minister Achyut Kashinath Sinai Usgaonkar died at a hospital near here on
Tuesday following age-related ailments, family sources said. He was 92.
- “Usgaonkar died at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (located near Panaji) around 7.30 am,” his son-in-law Dinar Tarcar.
- He is survived by three daughters, including noted film actor Varsha Usgaonkar.
- Usgaonkar was a leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), the oldest regional outfit in Goa. He served as a cabinet minister from August 13, 1977 to April 27, 1979 in the then Shashikala Kakodkar government of Goa, Daman, and Diu.
- Before serving as a minister, Achyut Usgaonkar was the deputy speaker of Goa during the Dayanand Bandodkar-led government. Bandodkar was the first chief minister of the coastal state.
Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.
- Capital– Panaji
- Chief Minister– Pramod Sawant
- Governor– Satya Pal Malik
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